Ironman World Championship

The Ironman World Championship has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. It is owned and organized by the World Triathlon Corporation. It is the annual culmination of a series of Ironman triathlon qualification races held throughout the world.

US Navy 051015-N-9419C-004 Almost 2,000 triathletes begin the 2.4-mile swim at the Ironman World Championship triathlon, held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Swim start, 15 October 2005

History

From 1978 through 1980 the race was held on the island of Oahu, the course combining that of three events already held there: the Waikiki Roughwater Swim (2.4 mi./3.86 km), the Around-Oahu Bike Race (115 mi./185.07 km, originally a two-day event), and the Honolulu Marathon. The bike stage was reduced by 3 miles to link it to the start of the marathon course. In 1981 the race was moved to the less urbanized Big Island, keeping the distances the same: a 2.4 miles (3.86 km) open water swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, a 112 miles (180.25 km) bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hāwī and back, and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run along the coast of the Big Island from Keauhou to Keahole Point and back to Kailua-Kona, finishing on Aliʻi Drive.

Since 1982, the race has been held in the fall each year, before which it was held in the spring, giving two races in 1982. The most recent Ironman World Championship took place on 12 October 2019. Qualifying for the World Championship is achieved through placement in one of the other Ironman races or some Ironman 70.3 races. For the 2017 event there were 40 qualifying Ironman races and 4 at the 70.3 distance [1].

The current Ironman Hawaii course record was set in 2019 by Jan Frodeno (Germany), whose winning time was 7 hrs 51 min 13 sec. The women's course record is 8 hrs 26 mins 18 sec, set in 2018 by Daniela Ryf (Switzerland)[2].

Athletes with disabilities compete in the event in the physically challenged category, which was instituted in 1997, and are required to meet the same cutoff times as able bodied competitors. Australian John Maclean was the first physically challenged athlete to complete the event.[3]

Course records

Men

Event Record Speed Athlete Nationality Edition Ref
Full Course 7:51:13
(47:31-1:58-4:16:03-2:59-2:42:43)
28.82 km/h Jan Frodeno  Germany 2019
Swim (3.862 km) 46:29 1:12 min/100 m Jan Sibbersen  Germany 2018 [4][5]
Bike (180.246 km) 4:09:06 43.42 km/h Cameron Wurf  Australia 2018 [6] [7]
Run (42.195 km) 2:39:45 15.85 km/h / 3:47 min/km Patrick Lange  Germany 2016 [8][9]

Women

Event Record Speed Athlete Nationality Edition Ref
Full Course 8:26:18
(57:27-3:22-4:26:07-2:17-2:57:05)
26.82 km/h Daniela Ryf   Switzerland 2018 [10]
Swim (3.862 km) 48:14 1:14 min/100 m Lucy Charles  United Kingdom 2018 [11]
Bike (180.246 km) 4:26:07 40.64 km/h Daniela Ryf   Switzerland 2018 [12]
Run (42.195 km) 2:50:26 14.85 km/h / 4:02 min/km Mirinda Carfrae  Australia 2014 [13]

Medalists

Men

Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
2019  Jan Frodeno (GER) 7:51:13  Tim O'Donnell (USA) 7:59:40  Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:02:04
2018  Patrick Lange (GER) 7:52:39  Bart Aernouts (BEL) 7:56:41  David McNamee (GBR) 8:01:09
2017  Patrick Lange (GER) 8:01:40  Lionel Sanders (CAN) 8:04:07  David McNamee (GBR) 8:07:11
2016  Jan Frodeno (GER) 8:06:30  Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:10:02  Patrick Lange (GER) 8:11:14
2015  Jan Frodeno (GER) 8:14:40  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:17:43  Timothy O'Donnell (USA) 8:18:50
2014  Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:14:18  Ben Hoffman (USA) 8:19:23  Jan Frodeno (GER) 8:20:32
2013  Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:12:29  Luke McKenzie (AUS) 8:15:19  Sebastian Kienle (GER) 8:19:24
2012  Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:18:37  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:23:40  Frederik Van Lierde (BEL) 8:24:09
2011  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:03:56  Pete Jacobs (AUS) 8:09:11  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:11:07
2010  Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:10:37  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:12:17  Marino Vanhoenacker (BEL) 8:13:14
2009  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:20:21  Chris Lieto (USA) 8:22:56  Andreas Raelert (GER) 8:24:32
2008  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:17:45  Eneko Llanos (ESP) 8:20:50  Rutger Beke (BEL) 8:21:23
2007  Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:15:34  Craig Alexander (AUS) 8:19:04  Torbjørn Sindballe (DEN) 8:21:30
2006  Normann Stadler (GER) 8:11:58  Chris McCormack (AUS) 8:13:10  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:19:05
2005  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:14:17  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:19:36  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:20:04
2004  Normann Stadler (GER) 8:33:29  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:43:40  Faris Al-Sultan (GER) 8:45:14
2003  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:22:35  Rutger Beke (BEL) 8:28:27  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:30:08
2002  Tim DeBoom (USA) 8:29:56  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:33:06  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:35:34
2001  Tim DeBoom (USA) 8:31:18  Cameron Brown (NZL) 8:46:10  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) 8:47:40
2000  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:21:01  Tim DeBoom (USA) 8:23:10  Normann Stadler (GER) 8:26:45
1999  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) 8:17:17  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:22:54  Tim DeBoom (USA) 8:25:42
1998  Peter Reid (CAN) 8:24:20  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) 8:31:57  Lothar Leder (GER) 8:32:57
1997  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) 8:33:01  Jürgen Zäck (GER) 8:39:18  Lothar Leder (GER) 8:40:30
1996  Luc Van Lierde (BEL) 8:04:08  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) 8:06:07  Greg Welch (AUS) 8:18:57
1995  Mark Allen (USA) 8:20:34  Thomas Hellriegel (GER) 8:22:59  Rainer Müller-Hörner (GER) 8:25:23
1994  Greg Welch (AUS) 8:20:27  Dave Scott (USA) 8:24:32  Jeff Devlin (USA) 8:31:56
1993  Mark Allen (USA) 8:07:45  Pauli Kiuru (FIN) 8:14:27  Wolfgang Dittrich (GER) 8:20:13
1992  Mark Allen (USA) 8:09:08  Cristián Bustos (CHI) 8:16:29  Pauli Kiuru (FIN) 8:17:29
1991  Mark Allen (USA) 8:18:32  Greg Welch (AUS) 8:24:34  Jeff Devlin (USA) 8:27:55
1990  Mark Allen (USA) 8:28:17  Scott Tinley (USA) 8:37:40  Pauli Kiuru (FIN) 8:39:24
1989  Mark Allen (USA) 8:09:14  Dave Scott (USA) 8:10:13  Greg Welch (AUS) 8:32:16
1988  Scott Molina (USA) 8:31:00  Mike Pigg (USA) 8:33:11  Ken Glah (USA) 8:38:37
1987  Dave Scott (USA) 8:34:13  Mark Allen (USA) 8:45:19  Greg Stewart (AUS) 8:58:53
1986  Dave Scott (USA) 8:28:37  Mark Allen (USA) 8:36:04  Scott Tinley (USA) 9:00:37
1985  Scott Tinley (USA) 8:50:54  Chris Hinshaw (USA) 9:16:40  Carl Kupferschmid (SUI) 9:26:32
1984  Dave Scott (USA) 8:54:20  Scott Tinley (USA) 9:18:45  Grant Boswell (USA) 9:23:55
1983  Dave Scott (USA) 9:05:57  Scott Tinley (USA) 9:06:30  Mark Allen (USA) 9:21:06
1982 (Oct)  Dave Scott (USA) 9:08:23  Scott Tinley (USA) 9:28:28  Jeff Tinley (USA) 9:36:53
1982 (Feb)  Scott Tinley (USA) 9:19:41  Dave Scott (USA) 9:36:57  Jeff Tinley (USA) 9:53:16
1981  John Howard (USA) 9:38:29  Tom Warren (USA) 10:04:38  Scott Tinley (USA) 10:12:47
1980  Dave Scott (USA) 9:24:33  Chuck Neumann (USA) 10:24:41  John Howard (USA) 10:32:36
1979  Tom Warren (USA) 11:15:56  John Dunbar (USA) 12:03:56  Ian Emberson (USA) 12:23:30
1978  Gordon Haller (USA) 11:46:58  John Dunbar (USA) 12:20:27  Dave Orlowski (USA) 13:59:13

Women

Year Gold Time Silver Time Bronze Time
2019  Anne Haug (GER) 8:40:10  Lucy Charles (GBR) 8:46:44  Sarah Crowley (AUS) 8:48:13
2018  Daniela Ryf (SUI) 8:26:18  Lucy Charles (GBR) 8:36:32  Anne Haug (GER) 8:41:57
2017  Daniela Ryf (SUI) 8:50:47  Lucy Charles (GBR) 8:59:38  Sarah Crowley (AUS) 9:01:38
2016  Daniela Ryf (SUI) 8:46:46  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:10:30  Heather Jackson (USA) 9:11:32
2015  Daniela Ryf (SUI) 8:57:57  Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:10:59  Liz Blatchford (GBR) 9:14:52
2014  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:00:55  Daniela Ryf (SUI) 9:02:57  Rachel Joyce (GBR) 9:04:23
2013  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 8:52:14  Rachel Joyce (GBR) 8:57:28  Liz Blatchford (GBR) 9:03:35
2012  Leanda Cave (GBR) 9:15:54  Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9:16:58  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:21:41
2011  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:55:08  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 8:57:57  Leanda Cave (GBR) 9:03:29
2010  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 8:58:36  Caroline Steffen (SUI) 9:06:00  Julie Dibens (GBR) 9:10:04
2009  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 8:54:02  Mirinda Carfrae (AUS) 9:13:59  Virginia Berasategui (ESP) 9:15:28
2008  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 9:06:23  Yvonne van Vlerken (NED) 9:21:20  Sandra Wallenhorst (GER) 9:22:52
2007  Chrissie Wellington (GBR) 9:08:45  Samantha McGlone (CAN) 9:14:04  Kate Major (AUS) 9:19:13
2006  Michellie Jones (AUS) 9:18:31  Desiree Ficker (USA) 9:24:02  Lisa Bentley (CAN) 9:25:18
2005  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:09:30  Michellie Jones (AUS) 9:11:51  Kate Major (AUS) 9:12:39
2004  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:50:04  Heather Fuhr (CAN) 9:56:19  Kate Major (AUS) 10:01:56
2003  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:11:55  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:17:08  Nina Kraft (GER) 9:17:16
2002  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:07:54  Nina Kraft (GER) 9:14:24  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:22:27
2001  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:28:37  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:32:59  Nina Kraft (GER) 9:41:01
2000  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:26:17  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:29:05  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:31:29
1999  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:13:02  Karen Smyers (USA) 9:20:40  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:24:30
1998  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:24:16  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:27:19  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:28:29
1997  Heather Fuhr (CAN) 9:31:43  Lori Bowden (CAN) 9:41:42  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:50:02
1996  Paula Newby-Fraser (USA) 9:06:49  Natascha Badmann (SUI) 9:11:19  Karen Smyers (USA) 9:19:13
1995  Karen Smyers (USA) 9:16:46  Isabelle Mouthon (FRA) 9:25:13  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:37:48
1994  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:20:14  Karen Smyers (USA) 9:28:08  Fernanda Keller (BRA) 9:43:30
1993  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 8:58:23  Erin Baker (NZL) 9:08:04  Susan Latshaw (USA) 9:20:40
1992  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 8:55:28  Julie Anne White (CAN) 9:21:40  Thea Sybesma (NED) 9:26:57
1991  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:07:52  Erin Baker (NZL) 9:23:37  Sarah Coope (GBR) 9:33:20
1990  Erin Baker (NZL) 9:13:42  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:20:01  Terri Schneider (USA) 10:00:34
1989  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:00:56  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) 9:21:55  Kirsten Hanssen (USA) 9:24:31
1988  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:01:01  Erin Baker (NZL) 9:12:14  Kirsten Hanssen (USA) 9:37:25
1987  Erin Baker (NZL) 9:35:25  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) 9:36:57  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:40:37
1986  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 9:49:14  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) 9:53:13  Joanne Ernst (USA) 10:00:07
1985  Joanne Ernst (USA) 10:25:22  Elizabeth Bulman (USA) 10:26:55  Paula Newby-Fraser (ZIM) 10:31:04
1984  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) 10:25:13  Patricia Puntous (CAN) 10:27:28  Julie Olson (USA) 10:38:10
1983  Sylviane Puntous (CAN) 10:43:36  Patricia Puntous (CAN) 10:49:17  Eva Ueltzen (USA) 11:01:49
1982 (Oct)  Julie Leach (USA) 10:54:08  Jo Ann Dahlkoetter (USA) 10:58:21  Sally Edwards (USA) 11:03:00
1982 (Feb)  Kathleen McCartney (USA) 11:09:40  Julie Moss (USA) 11:10:09  Lyn Brooks (USA)
 Sally Edwards (USA)
11:51:00
1981  Linda Sweeney (USA) 12:02:32  Sally Edwards (USA) 12:37:25  Lyn Brooks (USA) 12:42:15
1980  Robin Beck (USA) 11:21:24  Eve Anderson (USA) 15:40:59
1979  Lyn Lemaire (USA) 12:55:38

Paula Newby Fraser was a citizen and represented the United States for the 1996 race

Ironman lottery

Until 2015, individuals could enter a lottery for the chance to participate in the Ironman World Championship. The lottery entry fee was $50 and afforded the chance to win one of 100 berths in the championship race. If selected the winners then had to pay the normal entry fee.[14]

However, according to a sworn complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Tampa, Florida, Ironman illegally charged athletes for a chance to win the opportunity to compete in the Ironman World Championship.[15][16] According to Florida law, the state where the World Triathlon Corporation resides, it is illegal to set up and charge for a lottery.[17] Because WTC charged a $50 fee to enter the lottery, instead of giving away the opportunity to win a slot at the championships, they were in violation of this law.[18] Following the complaint WTC cooperated with the United States Attorneys office and the FBI's investigation of the matter and agreed to forfeit $2,761,910, the amount collected from the lottery since 24 October 2012.[15][19] The attorney representing the United States in the matter was 8-time Ironman finisher James A. Muench.[20]

Winners of the 2015 lottery were notified on 17 March 2015, prior to the announcement of the complaint.[16] WTC stated that these winners would be unaffected by this decision and that their slots for the upcoming championship race would be honored.[21]

References

Citations

  1. ^ "Kona Ironman World Championship - All You Need To Know - One To Multi". onetomulti.com. 10 October 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Athlete Tracker". IRONMAN.com. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Ironman World Championship". ESPN.com. 6 October 2011. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Sportstats.com - Jan Sibbersen results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Sportstats.com - Jan Sibbersen results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Sportstats.com - Cameron Wurf results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Ironman - Cameron Wurf results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Triathlete goes sub-2:40 to break course marathon record at Ironman championships". Canadian Running Magazine. 9 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Ironman.com - Patrick Lange results - IRONMAN World Championship 2016". 8 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Sportstats.com - Daniela Ryf results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Sportstats.com - Lucy Charles results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Sportstats.com - Daniela Ryf results - IRONMAN World Championship 2018". 13 October 2018.
  13. ^ "New Women's Standards Set in Kona". 11 October 2014.
  14. ^ "Lottery and Legacy". World Triathlon Corporation. 1 September 2013. Archived from the original on 17 February 2014. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  15. ^ a b "World Triathlon Corporation (Ironman) Forfeits More Than $2.7 Million in Lottery Proceeds". Federal Bureau of Investigation. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  16. ^ a b "U.S. District Court Complaint". scribd.com. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  17. ^ "849.09 Lottery prohibited; exceptions". gambling-law-us.com. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  18. ^ .Stein, Letitia (13 May 2015). "Ironman triathlon ran illegal lottery for athletes: U.S. prosecutors". Reuters. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  19. ^ Moskovitz, Diana (19 May 2015). "Feds: Ironman Ran An Illegal Lottery And Made Millions". deadspin.com. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  20. ^ Cornwall, Warren (18 May 2015). "The Ironman Lottery Is Dead. Up Next: Your Local Race?". Outside Online. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
  21. ^ "Statement from IRONMAN in response to recent DOJ decision". Ironman.com. 13 May 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2015.

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2005 Ironman World Championship

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2006 Ironman World Championship

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2007 Ironman World Championship

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2008 Ironman World Championship

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2009 Ironman World Championship

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2010 Ironman World Championship

The 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship was held on October 9, 2010 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It was the 34th such Ironman Triathlon World Championships, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The 2010 Championship was won by Chris McCormack and Mirinda Carfrae. The championship is organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

2011 Ironman World Championship

The 2011 Ironman World Championship was held on October 8, 2011 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and won by Craig Alexander of Australia and Chrissie Wellington of England. It was the 35th such Ironman Triathlon World Championships, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. The championship is organised by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

2012 Ironman World Championship

The 2012 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition held on October 13, 2012 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The championship won by Pete Jacobs of Australia and Leanda Cave of England. It was the 36th such Ironman Triathlon World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. The championship is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

2013 Ironman World Championship

The 2013 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition that was held on October 12, 2013 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The event was won by Begium's Frederik Van Lierde and Australia's Mirinda Carfrae. It was the 37th edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The championship is organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).

2014 Ironman World Championship

The 2014 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition that was held on October 11, 2014 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The event was won by Sebastian Kienle of Germany and Australia's Mirinda Carfrae. It was the 38th edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. The championship was organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and awarded a total purse prize of $650,000.

2015 Ironman World Championship

The 2015 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition held on October 10, 2015 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and won by Jan Frodeno of Germany and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland. The race was the 39th edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The championship was organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and awarded a total purse prize of $650,000.

2016 Ironman World Championship

The 2016 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition that was held on October 8, 2016 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It was won by Jan Frodeno of Germany and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland, both repeat champions from 2015. The race was the 40th edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The championship was organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) and awarded a total purse prize of $650,000.

2017 Ironman World Championship

The 2017 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition held on October 14, 2017 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii that was won by Patrick Lange of Germany and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland. It was the 41st edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The championship was organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). For Ryf it was her third consecutive Ironman World Championship win. This was Lange's first championship win and in doing so he set a new overall course record previously set by Craig Alexander in 2011.

2018 Ironman World Championship

The 2018 Ironman World Championship was a long distance triathlon competition held on October 13, 2018 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii that was won by Patrick Lange of Germany and Daniela Ryf of Switzerland. It was the 42nd edition of the Ironman World Championship, which has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978. The championship was organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). For Ryf it was her fourth consecutive Ironman World Championship win. For Lange it was his second consecutive. They set a new overall course record previously set by them in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

Dave Scott (triathlete)

Dave Scott (born January 4, 1954) is a U.S. triathlete and the first six-time Ironman Triathlon Hawaii Champion (1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1986, and 1987). A progenitor of the sport, in 1993, Scott was the first person ever inducted in the Ironman Hall of Fame. He is known by the nickname "The Man" for his intense training regimens and his unrelenting race performances that created a record number of wins.

In 1994, at age 40, he won second place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship, very nearly winning for a record-breaking seventh time. In 1996 at age 42, he returned again to place 5th, running the marathon in 2:45.

Ironman 70.3

An Ironman 70.3, also known as a Half Ironman, is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC). The "70.3" refers to the total distance in miles (113.0 km) covered in the race, consisting of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. Each distance of the swim, bike, and run segments is half the distance of that segment in an Ironman Triathlon. The Ironman 70.3 series culminates each year with a World Championship competition, for which competitors qualify during the 70.3 series in the 12 months prior to the championship race. In addition to the World Championship race, Ironman 70.3 championship competitions are also held for the European, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America regions.The time needed by an athlete to complete a 70.3 distance event varies from race to race and can be influenced by external factors. These factors include the terrain and the total elevation gained and lost on the course, weather conditions, and course conditions. Finish times range from sub-four-hour completion times by elite level athletes to the imposed race cut off, which is commonly 8 hours and 30 minutes after the start time.

Ironman Triathlon

An Ironman Triathlon is one of a series of long-distance triathlon races organized by the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), consisting of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world.Most Ironman events have a limited time of 16 or 17 hours to complete the race, course dependent. The race typically starts at 7:00am; the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim is 9:20am (2 hours 20 minutes), the mandatory bike cut off time is 5:30pm (8 hours 10 minutes), and the mandatory marathon cut off is midnight (6 hours 30 minutes). Any participant who manages to complete the triathlon within these time constraints is designated an Ironman.

The name "Ironman Triathlon" is also associated with the original Ironman triathlon which is now the Ironman World Championship. Held in Kailua-Kona, the world championship has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982). Originally taking place in Oahu, the race moved to Kailua-Kona in 1981, where it continues today. The Ironman World Championship has become known for its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and Emmy Award-winning television coverage.Other races exist that are of the same distance as an Ironman triathlon but are not produced, owned, or licensed by the World Triathlon Corporation. Such races include The Challenge Family series' Challenge Roth and the Norseman Triathlon.

Mark Allen (triathlete)

Mark Allen (born January 12, 1958 in Glendale, California) is an American triathlete and six-time Ironman Triathlon World Champion.

Timothy O'Donnell (triathlete)

Timothy O'Donnell (born October 1, 1980) is an American long-distance triathlete. He won the 2009 ITU Long Distance Triathlon World Championships, placed third at the 2015 Ironman World Championship, and was second at the 2019 Ironman World Championship.

O'Donnell was originally a swimmer who began competing in triathlon on the advice of his brother while at the United States Naval Academy. In 2013, O'Donnell won Ironman Brazil with a time 8:01:32. He was 5th at the 2013 Ironman World Championship and was the first American to cross the line. In 2014 O'Donnell announced that he had begun working with Mark Allen in preparation for the 2014 Ironman World Championship. He experienced a disappointing finish at the championship when he experienced stomach pain and walked during the marathon. He finished third in the 2015 Ironman World Championship, where he completed the bike leg behind winner Jan Frodeno, before eventually being overtaken on the run by Andreas Raelert.

O'Donnell married fellow triathlete Mirinda Carfrae in 2013.

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