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Ironman reality series Deap Water coming to Ch9

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Six of Australia’s toughest Ironmen will compete for $100,000 in prizemoney when they take on extreme challenges over eight weeks in Deep Water, Channel Nine’s epic new reality series premiering Sunday, October 13, at 4.30pm.

Deep Water is hosted by Ironman legend Zane Holmes and big wave surf riderWes Berg. Together they will issue a series of individual and team challenges to the biggest names in Ironman competition: Shannon EcksteinMatt PooleCaine EcksteinKendrick LouisTanyn Lyndon and Ky Hurst.

Although used to tough physical challenges in competition, how will these six supreme athletes fare when taken outside their comfort zone to tackle extreme tasks in places they’ve never ventured to?

The challenges include high cliff jumping, rock running, racing over razor-sharp reefs, the “lung buster” (underwater swimming races) and finally “the gorge”, where they run in 50-degree heat through the rough terrain of remote Carnarvon Gorge in Central Queensland.

The Deep Water series is a prelude to the Nine Network’s exclusive broadcast of the world-renowned Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series startingJanuary 18, 2014.

Deep Water is produced by Brand Faction and Beyond Action and sponsored by Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain and the Western Australian Government.