The 2014 edition of IRONMAN 70.3 Raleigh was another huge success. On Sun., June 1, more than 2,000 athletes were up for the challenge of a 1.2-mile swim at Jordan Lake, a 56-mile bike through western Wake County into downtown Raleigh and capped with a 13.1-mile run out and back on Hillsborough St. before finishing in City Plaza downtown.

Some photos from the race (photos via Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance; click to view full size):

Low 60's and beautiful at Jordan Lake to start the race Low 60's and beautiful at Jordan Lake to start the race

More than 1,000 volunteers make the event possible More than 1,000 volunteers make the event possible

Athletes warm up in the water before the official race start Athletes warm up in the water before the official race start

Athletes start the race in waves of 30-50 participants at a time Athletes start the race in waves of 30-50 participants at a time

Volunteers help keep everyone safe! Volunteers help keep everyone safe!

Transitioning from the swim to the bike Transitioning from the swim to the bike

56-mile trek into downtown Raleigh 56-mile trek into downtown Raleigh

Smooth roads on a clear day Smooth roads on a clear day

Run through downtown Raleigh Run through downtown Raleigh

Amy marsh Amy Marsh is the #IM703Raleigh female winner! (this photo via IRONMAN)