Gordon Ramsay on a training session in California for Kona 2014
Gordon Ramsay on a training session in California for Kona 2014

In pictures: Gordon Ramsay training in California for Ironman World Champs 2014

TV chef puts in the work with his son Jack in Santa Monica after getting another wildcard, with an eye on beating last year’s Kona time of 14hrs

As training locations go it could be worse – TV chef Gordon Ramsay has been putting in the work for this year's Kona in Santa Monica, California alongside his son Jack.

Gordon and Jack Ramsay preparing to swim in Santa Monica, California

For this year’s Ironman World Championship, taking place on Hawaii’s Big Island on 11 October, Ramsay has again been awarded a wildcard to race in the 45-49 age-group category, where he’ll be looking to beat last year’s time of 14:04:48.

Gordon Ramsay rests during a training session for Ironman Hawaii 2014

He’s already confirmed to race Ironman Wales next month, where the top athlete in his age-group completed the course in just over 10hrs (take a bow Tom Bishop).

 Gordon and Jack Ramsay running in Santa Monica, California

Last year Ramsay lost over 12kg to get in shape for his first Ironman, saying that he looked like "a bloody piece of asparagus" by the time the big day came.

(All images: Casey Rodgers/Invision for IRONMAN/AP Images)

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