Gordon Ramsay showed off his buff physique in shirtless photos taken during a recent trip to Hawaii to compete in Hawaii’s Ironman race in Kona this week.

Ramsay completed the intense swim, cycle and run race in about 14 hours. The celebrity chef and MasterChef host is no stranger to triathlons; he has been training for years. Competing in Hawaii’s Ironman race was a life goal for Ramsay, and he previously expressed his desire to get an Ironman tattoo if and when he finally completed the big race. The tattoo would reportedly be a small “IM” on his ankle.

“It’s the only time I’m ever going to have a tattoo, is when I complete Kona,” Ramsay has said.

In an interview, Ramsay said that he does Ironman to relax.

Throughout the race, Ramsay updated fans on his progress via his WhoSay account and Twitter:

Ramsay says he enjoys the long stretches of personal time that accompany a marathon, saying he finds Ironman races relaxing.

“I do it to relax, cause its time to myself. It’s time where I can have quality time… For me, the whole Ironman phenomenon, in terms of my training, has given me so much more quality time to myself. So, it’s a dream,” Ramsay explained.

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