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.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 miles (3.86 km) swim, a 112 miles (180.25 km) bike and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run, raced in that order and without a break.^ It is a 140.6 mile race, consisting of three consecutive events: 2.4 miles of swimming; 112 miles of biking; and 26.2 miles of running.
  • Yale Triathlon Team 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.yale.edu [Source type: News]

^ EST. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the Ironman is a triathlon consisting of a 2.4 miles (3.86 km) swim, a 112 miles (180.25 km) bike and a marathon (26 miles 385 yards, 42.195 km) run.
  • The 2009 Ironman Triathlon - Activity Lounge 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC activitylounge.com [Source type: General]

^ The 2008 Ironman event saw 1,731 athletes officially start the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run.
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

.All Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race.^ Which are the distances to be covered and the time limit to complete them?

^ Competitors have 17 hours to finish the race.
  • Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.gohawaii.com [Source type: General]

^ Athletes have just 17 hours to complete the event.
  • Randolph College News - Randolph College Physics Professor Claims Ironman Status 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC web.randolphcollege.edu [Source type: News]

.The Ironman race starts at 7 AM. The mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4 mile swim is 2 hours 20 minutes.^ You have to be aggressive in the swim start of an Ironman.
  • My Life - The Triathlon Way: Ironman Lake Placid - Race Report 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.chadholderbaum.com [Source type: General]

^ We swim for 90 minutes and bike for 6 hours.
  • You MUST Run a Marathon Before Doing an Ironman! : Triathlon Discussion 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.detroittriathlon.com [Source type: General]

^ Starting with an initial 1900 metre swim, this set the standard for the rest of the race.
  • Vitruvian Half Ironman Triathlon | Tunbridge Wells Harriers 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.twharriers.org.uk [Source type: General]

.The bike cut off time is 5:30 PM. All finishers must complete their marathon by midnight.^ To finish is to meet all the time cut-offs put in place.
  • Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » I Could Easily Do an Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.fatcyclist.com [Source type: General]

^ Crossing the finish line before the official race cut-off time of 17 hours.
  • Ironman Triathlon athletes 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.sheknows.com [Source type: General]

^ And after he completed the marathon, he decided that he couldn't stop there, and he got himself all the way back into Ironman Triathlon shape, completing last summer's Lake Placid Ironman -- a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26-mile run -- in under the Ironman time limit of 17 hours.
  • Firefighter Hit by Bus, Completes Ironman Triathlon 40 Surgeries Later -- Back Porch FanHouse 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC backporch.fanhouse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Ironman Triathlon, or The Ironman Triathlon World Championships, or Ironman Hawaii, is both the original Ironman triathlon and the annual world championships of the event, held annually in Hawai'i since 1978, with an additional race in 1982. It was made famous by its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and television coverage.^ Held each October in Kona on the island of Hawaii , the Ironman Triathlon World Championship has become one of the worlds most prestigious endurance events.

^ Additionally he has represented the US at the world championship.
  • Run In The Ironman Triathlon | LIVESTRONG.COM 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ Hawaii Revisited replicates the original Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon held on Oahu in 1978.

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History

Start & Finish line of the Ironman Triathlon World Championship on Ali'i Drive in Kona Hawaii.
.The idea for the original Ironman Triathlon arose during the awards ceremony for the 1977 Oahu Perimeter Relay (a running race for 5-person teams).^ He is a remarkable personality, and the idea of a Downs syndrome relay team is excellent.
  • IRONMAN Triathlon Hawaii World Champion 2004 und 2006 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.normann-stadler.info [Source type: General]

^ Ironman Triathlon Western Australia race .
  • YouTube: Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This competition had its debut during the awarding ceremony for the Oahu Perimeter Relay, which then was a running competition that included teams, composed of 5 members.
  • Ironman Triathlon and Sprint Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC onlineironman.com [Source type: Original source]
  • Knowing Iron Man Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC triathlon.articlekeep.com [Source type: General]

.Among the participants were numerous representatives of both the Mid-Pacific Road Runners and the Waikiki Swim Club, whose members had long been debating which athletes were more fit, runners or swimmers.^ Among the participants were numerous representatives of both the Mid-Pacific Road Runners and the Waikiki Swim Club, whose members had long been debating which athletes were more fit, runners or swimmers.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maroon, a resident of Sewickley, has participated in numerous marathons over the last 20 years and more than 50 Olympic distance triathlon events.

^ This guide is targeted at both shorter distance athletes and those who have already participated in an Ironman and want to improve their performance.

.Ironman Triathlon was the first major competition to extend the distance to an extreme endurance event.^ An Ironman Triathlon is an extreme endurance event.
  • Stani's 2004 Wisconsin Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www-personal.umich.edu [Source type: General]

^ First Ironman triathlon .
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^ Submissions for the collection: First Ironman triathlon .
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The first Ironman Triathlon was held on February 18, 1978 in Honolulu, Hawaii[1], repeated in 1979 and 1980.
.On this occasion, U.S. Navy Commander John Collins pointed out that a recent article in Sports Illustrated magazine had declared that Eddy Merckx, the great Belgian cyclist, had the highest recorded "oxygen uptake" of any athlete ever measured, so perhaps cyclists were more fit than anyone.^ On this occasion, U.S. Navy Commander John Collins pointed out that a recent article in sports Illustrated magazine had declared that Eddy Merckx, the great Belgian cyclist, had the highest recorded "oxygen uptake" of any athlete ever measured, so perhaps cyclists were more fit than anyone.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More than 1,600 athletes from nearly 50 countries competed in the 25th Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
  • Ironman Triathlon Breaks Internet Records | Web Ad.vantage 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.webadvantage.net [Source type: News]

^ Navy Commander John Collins and his wife, Judy, suggested solving the "debate" by combining three races into one.
  • Ironman Triathlon - Athletics Wiki - Athlepedia 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC athletics.wikia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Cdr. .Collins and his wife had taken part in the triathlons staged in 1974 and 1975 by the San Diego Track Club in and around Mission Bay, California, as well as the 1975 Optimist Sports Fiesta Triathlon in Coronado, California.^ Collins and his wife had taken part in the triathlons staged in 1974 and 1975 by the San Diego Track Club in and around Mission Bay, California, as well as the 1975 Optimist Sports Fiesta Triathlon in Coronado, California.
  • Ironman | Facebook 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ CDR Collins and his wife had taken part in the triathlons staged in 1974 and 1975 by the San Diego Track Club in and around Mission Bay, California as well as the 1975 Optimist Sports Fiesta Triathlon in Coronado, California.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Collins and his wife had taken part in the triathlons staged in 1974 and 1975 by the San Diego...
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.A number of the other military athletes in attendance were also familiar with the San Diego races, so they understood the concept when Collins suggested that the debate should be settled through a race combining the three existing long-distance competitions already on the island: 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 (26.219 mi./42.195 km).^ It is a 140.6 mile race, consisting of three consecutive events: 2.4 miles of swimming; 112 miles of biking; and 26.2 miles of running.
  • Yale Triathlon Team 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.yale.edu [Source type: News]

^ WHAT: A 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile run.
  • Hawaii Vacation Rentals - Aloha Vacation Cottages - Vacation Rentals Big Island - Kohala Coast 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.alohacottages.net [Source type: General]
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Swim 3.86 kms Bike 180.25 kms Run 42.16 kms .

.Until that point, no one present had ever done the bike race; Collins calculated that, by shaving 3 miles (4.8 km) off the course and riding counter-clockwise around the island, the bike leg could start at the finish of the Waikiki Rough Water and end at the Aloha Tower, the traditional start of the Honolulu Marathon.^ Until that point, no one present had ever done the bike race; CDR Collins calculated that, by shaving 3 miles off the course and riding counter-clockwise around the island, the bike leg could start at the finish of the Waikiki Rough Water and end at the Aloha Tower, the traditional start of the Honolulu Marathon.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The start and finish will be the hilliest part of the course.
  • Half Ironman Distance Triathlon Calendar 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.trifind.net [Source type: News]

^ At that time Hawaii hosted The Waikiki Rough Water Swim (2.4 miles), The Oahu Bike Race (112 miles) and The Honolulu Marathon (26.2 miles).
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  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

.Prior to racing, each athlete received three sheets of paper listing a few rules and a course description.^ Prior to racing, each athlete received three sheets of paper listing a few rules and a course description.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those first competitors where given the handwritten race rules on three sheets of paper, the last page read: – “Swim 2.4 miles!

^ Their commander, John Collins, resolved the issue by combining all three sports into one race and declaring the winner the most superior athlete.
  • BYU NewsNet - Provo prepares for Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC nn.byu.edu [Source type: News]
  • BYU NewsNet - Provo prepares for Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC newsnet.byu.edu [Source type: News]

.Handwritten on the last page was this exhortation: "Swim 2.4 miles!^ Handwritten on the last page was this exhortation: "Swim 2.4 miles!
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Unfortunately, Aaron Gray's tendonitis struck him again and he was unable to complete the last 13 miles but he had an amazing swim and bike split.
  • Ironman Florida 2009 Recap + Slideshow | Texas A&M Triathlon Team 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC triathlon.tamu.edu [Source type: General]

^ The triathlon last summer at the Gay Games in Chicago was about a half-mile swim, 25-mile ride and nearly-6-mile race.
  • Triathlete goes the distance -- Outsports.com 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC outsports.com [Source type: News]

.Bike 112 miles!^ Bike 112 miles!

^ So if an IM were just a 112 mile bike, I’d be in.
  • Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » I Could Easily Do an Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.fatcyclist.com [Source type: General]

^ Bike: 112 miles .
  • Ironman Triathlon World Championships - Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.beachweddingshawaii.com [Source type: General]

.Run 26.2 miles!^ Run 26.2 miles!

^ It may be inconceivable that any watch would be expected to function while its owner swims 2.4 miles, bikes 112, and runs 26.2 miles.
  • Timex Men's Ironman Triathlon 30-Lap Watch at OrangeOnions.com 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.orangeonions.com [Source type: General]

^ Approximately 1,700 competitors will try to compete a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2 run.
  • Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.gohawaii.com [Source type: General]

.Brag for the rest of your life
", now a registered trademark.^ Brag for the rest of your life”, now a registered trademark.

^ It was Commander John Collins who said, “Swim 2.4, ride 112 and run 26.2, and brag for the rest of your life” .

^ Ken is also cognizant of the fact that you have a life beyond training and is able to setup a training schedule that you can still balance with the rest of your life.

.With a nod to a local runner who was notorious for his demanding workouts, Collins said, "Whoever finishes first, we'll call him the Iron Man."^ With a nod to a local runner who was notorious for his demanding workouts, Collins said, "Whoever finishes first, we'll call him the Iron Man."
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Whoever finishes first we’ll call the Ironman."
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ This is my first iron man.

.Each of the racers had their own support crew to supply water, food and encouragement during the event.^ Each of the racers had their own support crew to supply water, food and encouragement during the event.
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^ Nutrition and hydration in support of daily training, as well as leading up to and during the event, are critical to meeting the demands of this arduous sport.
  • Improve Your Ironman Triathlon Performance 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.powerbar.com [Source type: General]

^ Obviously fueling and hydrating during the swim are impractical, but food and water consumed directly before the swim start can be delivered to the working muscles during the swim.
  • Preparing for a Half Ironman Triathlon | Trifuel 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.trifuel.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Of the fifteen men to start off in the early morning on February 18, 1978, twelve completed the race.^ Founded: February 18, 1978 .
  • Ironman | Facebook 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ Fifteen men participated in the first-ever event, and 12 completed the race.

^ Of the fifteen men to start off in the early morning on February 18, 1978, twelve completed the race.
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.Gordon Haller, a US Navy Communications Specialist, was the first to earn the title Ironman by completing the course, with a time of 11 hours, 46 minutes, and 58 seconds.^ Gordon Haller was the first to earn the title Ironman by completing the course, with a time of 11 hours, 46 minutes, and 58 seconds.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ironman Course Talks for every US Ironman.

^ McGlone broke the women's course record with a time of 9 hours, 9 minutes, 19 seconds.
  • Rapp, McGlone claim Ironman Arizona triathlon titles 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.azcentral.com [Source type: News]

.The runner-up John Dunbar, a US Navy SEAL, led after the second transition and had a chance to win but ran out of water on the marathon course and his support crew resorted to giving him beer instead.^ When I am out there on the course, it will be up to me to finish.
  • Randolph College News - Randolph College Physics Professor Claims Ironman Status 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC web.randolphcollege.edu [Source type: News]

^ According to the Ironman Web site, the triathlon originated with an argument among Navy Seals stationed in Hawaii over which athlete - the runner, swimmer or cyclist - was the best.
  • BYU NewsNet - Provo prepares for Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC nn.byu.edu [Source type: News]
  • BYU NewsNet - Provo prepares for Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC newsnet.byu.edu [Source type: News]

^ EuroCycler coaches will be part of the support crew again as in previous years and guide you for optimal last minute preparation including various race course viewings.
  • France Cycling Tour, Spain Girona, Triathlon Camps, Ironman, Switzerland Ski Holiday, Cycling Vacation - EuroCycler 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.eurocycler.com [Source type: General]

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.With no further marketing efforts, the race gathered as many as 50 athletes in 1979. The race, however, was postponed a day because of bad weather conditions and only fifteen competitors started off the race Sunday morning.^ But bad weather forces the postponement of the race for a day; when the starter’s pistol finally sounds on Sunday morning, just 15 competitors take the challenge.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ This fee will be waived for athletes on race day.
  • Half Ironman Distance Triathlon Calendar 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.trifind.net [Source type: News]

^ The day of the race started off with a reality check.

.San Diego's Tom Warren won in 11 hours, 15 minutes, and 56 seconds.^ San Diego's Tom Warren, 35, wins in 11 hours, 15 minutes and 56 seconds.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ His winning time was 11 hours, 46 minutes and 58 seconds.
  • Ironman Triathlon History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

^ His winning time: 11 hours, 46 minutes and 58 seconds.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

Lyn Lemaire, a championship cyclist from Boston, placed sixth overall and became the first "Ironwoman".
.Collins planned on changing the race into a relay event to draw more participants, but Sports Illustrated's journalist Barry McDermott, in the area to cover a golf tournament, discovered the race and wrote a ten page account of it.^ Collins planned on changing the race into a relay event to draw more participants, but Sports Illustrated's journalist Barry McDermott, in the area to cover a golf tournament, discovered the race and wrote a ten page account of it.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ehwbody.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The drawing is open to all participants of the race.
  • About the Pigman Sprint Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.pigmantri.com [Source type: General]

^ Even as Collins ponders changing the next race into a relay event to generate more participants, the race’s future is being re-written by Barry McDermott from Sports Illustrated.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

.During the following year, hundreds of curious participants contacted Collins.^ If you are interested in meeting EuroCycler staff or Skinfit vendors at race events during the year, please contact us for details.
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In 1981 the competition was moved to the less urbanized Big Island by Valerie Silk and in 1982 Silk moved the race date from February to October; as a result of this change there were two Ironman Triathlon events in 1982.
.A milestone in the marketing of the legend and history of the race happened in February 1982. Julie Moss, a college student competing to gather research for her exercise physiology thesis, moved toward the finish line in first place.^ As long as you keep moving toward the finish line, you are a winner.
  • The Ironman Triathlon - My Life in a Nutshell 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC ezinearticles.com [Source type: General]

^ First Endurance Duathlete finishes the race .
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^ Julie Moss, a college student competing to gather research for her exercise physiology thesis, steadfastly moves toward the finish line in first place despite becoming severely fatigued and dehydrated.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

.As she neared the finish, severe fatigue and dehydration set in, and she fell, just yards away from the finish line.^ She would be waiting for me near the finish line.
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^ Just yards away from the finish line, she falls to the ground.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ The two pushed each other all the way to the finish, crossing the line just 13 seconds apart after more than four hours of hard racing.
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.Although Kathleen McCartney passed her for the women’s title, Moss nevertheless crawled to the finish line.^ Passed by Kathleen McCartney for the women’s title, Moss nevertheless crawls to the finish line.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ Millions may remember moments in Ironman history such as Julie Moss' crawl to the finish line in 1982, which was showcased on ABC's Wide World of Sports.
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^ In 1982, when Julie Moss collapsed just short of the finish-line and crawled the last few hundred yards to finish the Ironman triathlon in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, her show of willpower cemented the event in the American consciousness.
  • Ironman Kona Airs on NBC Televison Dec. 13, 2008: Watch the '08 Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii on TV 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC walkingrunning.suite101.com [Source type: News]

.Her performance was broadcast worldwide and created the Ironman mantra that just finishing is a victory.^ Her courage and determination inspires millions and creates the Ironman mantra that just finishing is a victory.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ As with the Ironman series, it consists of a number of qualifying races at various locations worldwide, culminating in a world championship race with athletes drawn largely from top finishers in the qualifying events.
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^ Only very talented athletes realistically compete for a spot in Hawaii, and just finishing an Ironman race is often the highlight of many triathletes' career.

.The sport of triathlon was added as an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as a shorter distance race (1,500-metre (0.93 mi) swim, 40-kilometre (25 mi) cycle, 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) run).^ Swim 60:00 Run 40:00 .
  • Half Ironman Triathlon Training Program : Trifuel 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.trifuel.com [Source type: General]

^ The triathlon event will feature Olympic and Sprint distance races.
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^ He has taken me from Olympic distance races to an Ironman.

.There have been a number of non-WTC "Ironman Distance" triathlons that have been held since the mid-1990s.^ IRONMAN®, IRONMAN TRIATHLON®, M-DOT®, IRONMANLIVE®, IRONMAN.COM™, and 70.3® are trademarks of WTC. Any use of these marks without the express written consent of WTC is prohibited.
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^ Held each October in Kona on the island of Hawaii , the Ironman Triathlon World Championship has become one of the worlds most prestigious endurance events.

^ Born in Chicago, Mora has competed around the country in 10 marathons, 70 running and cycling events, and 60 triathlons of various distances, from sprint to Ironman .

.The limited number of WTC-sanctioned events, and the limited number of entries available per race have combined with a growth in the sport that has created demand for these non-trademarked events.^ Entry Available for Upcoming Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Races January 6, 2010 World Triathlon Corporation has added a number of new properties to their race calendar for 2010 at the full Ironman, Ironman 70.3, sprint and Olympic distances.
  • Home of Ironman USA 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironmanusa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Important: Although every effort will be taken to limit the number official vehicles on the course, there still will be a number of official and non-official vehicles on the course .
  • St. Croix Triathlon - Half Ironman and Caribbean Classic Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.villadawn.com [Source type: News]

^ Triathlon may be one of the fastest growing sports today, but just for clarification: Not all cycling events are created equal.
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.Many of them share the 2.4-mile (3.9 km), 112-mile (180 km), 26.2-mile (42.2 km) format with Ironman.^ It is a 140.6 mile race, consisting of three consecutive events: 2.4 miles of swimming; 112 miles of biking; and 26.2 miles of running.
  • Yale Triathlon Team 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.yale.edu [Source type: News]

^ A triathlon event that consists of a 2.4 mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile run.
  • Ironman Triathlon Preparations Continue « Everything From A to Zion 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.atozion.com [Source type: General]

^ Swim 2.4 miles, Bike 112 miles, Run 26.2 miles, SMILE for the rest of your LIFE! .

.Originally, many used the Ironman name.^ The main reason for using the term 'ironman' is the distances involved, namely a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride followed by a 21km run (a half marathon).

.Due to aggressive trademark protection, most of these races no longer use the word "Ironman". The largest of these include the Vineman Triathlon, Silverman Triathlon and Californiaman Triathlon.^ Ironman Triathlon Western Australia race .
  • YouTube: Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ironman Triathlon and Half IRonman Triathlon races and events .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ IRONMAN®, IRONMAN TRIATHLON®, M-DOT®, IRONMANLIVE®, IRONMAN.COM™, and 70.3® are trademarks of WTC. Any use of these marks without the express written consent of WTC is prohibited.
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  • Latest News » IRONMAN.com 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC live.ironmanlive.com [Source type: General]
  • Utah Half Ironman Triathlon » IRONMAN.com 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC admin.ironman.com [Source type: General]

.The original Ironman is held in conditions which are uniquely punishing for endurance racing: the Hawaii water is warm enough that helpfully buoyant wetsuits are not allowed; though the cycling hills have only moderate gradients they are normally crossed by strong and gusting winds; and the marathon leg of the race is usually extremely hot.^ The Hawaii Ironman started in 1978 and is known for its punishing heat during the bike and run courses through the lava fields of Kona.
  • Swimming, Biking, Running and Flying Under Radar - New York Times 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ He has qualified for and raced in Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and has recently achieved several top ten finishes in ironman distance and ultra distance races .

^ It was a nice day – calm sea, strong head-wind, and hot sun :) .

.Other races under the WTC aegis have their own difficulties, characteristic of their setting and season.^ WTC have taken back the IM licence for the Australian IM races, the NZ IM and many other IM’s around the world.
  • Triathlon WA Chat Site • View topic - Ironman WA 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.triwa.org.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People are tired of being in their own heads for the whole race and are dying to talk to others.
  • Almost an Ironman | Content | USA Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC usatriathlon.org [Source type: General]

^ Ironman has established its own set of rules, applied to both pro and age group alike, to be in force at all Ironman races worldwide.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

.Anyone completing one of these races within the time limit, so long as it is the prescribed distance, is entitled to call themselves an Ironman (the term being gender-neutral).^ Which are the distances to be covered and the time limit to complete them?

^ I think that counts as one complete Ironman.
  • Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » I Could Easily Do an Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.fatcyclist.com [Source type: General]

^ I completed two Half Ironman distance races and one olympic distance race.

.At one time there was no cut-off time, then a 15 hour time limit - for these events the normal time limit is now 17 hours.^ There will be NO refunds given for this event.
  • Sprint / Olympic Races - Ironman 70.3 Lonestar 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironmanlonestar.com [Source type: News]

^ Lest there be any slackers, (ha, ha), there is a time limit of 17 hours from start to finish.
  • Ironman Hawaii Triathlon World Championship Guide 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.chiff.com [Source type: News]

^ Athletes have 17 hours to complete the event (from the 7 a.m.
  • The History of Triathlons 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.rctubbs.com [Source type: News]

.Some iron distance races (not sanctioned by the WTC corporation, but using the same standard distances) have different cut-off times.^ Crossing the finish line before the official race cut-off time of 17 hours.
  • Ironman Triathlon athletes 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.sheknows.com [Source type: General]

^ It will be have the same cut-off times as the other waves and entrants will not be eligible for age-group awards or Clearwater spots.

^ Yes, follow the results at: www.ironman.com   What are the cut-off times?
  • Information / FAQ - Ford Ironman Wisconsin 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC ironmanwisconsin.com [Source type: General]

Today

.The Ironman format remains unchanged, and the Hawaiian Ironman is still regarded as the most honored and prestigious triathlon event to win worldwide.^ The oldest and most prestigious triathlon competition is the Ironman Hawaii.
  • IRONMAN Triathlon Hawaii World Champion 2004 und 2006 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.normann-stadler.info [Source type: General]

^ Ironman Triathlon and Half IRonman Triathlon races and events .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ Held each October in Kona on the island of Hawaii , the Ironman Triathlon World Championship has become one of the worlds most prestigious endurance events.

.Although thousands of athletes worldwide compete at an Ironman event each year, the vast majority aim simply to just finish the course if they are first timers, or set a PR (personal record) time if they've raced this distance before.^ First Long Course Triathlete finishes the race .
  • Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon & Endurance Duathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.racecenter.com [Source type: General]

^ "Whoever finishes first will be call the Ironman."
  • The History of Triathlons 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.rctubbs.com [Source type: News]

^ He was hoping to be the first person with a heart transplant to finish the Ironman.

.Only very talented athletes realistically compete for a spot in Hawaii, and just finishing an Ironman race is often the highlight of many triathletes' career.^ Only very talented athletes realistically compete for a spot in Hawaii, and just finishing an Ironman race is often the highlight of many triathletes' career.

^ Ironman Triathletes – Peter Reid, Heather Fuhr, Lori Bowden, and Luke Bell – who together have won 6 world championships and dozens of major races.

^ The two pushed each other all the way to the finish, crossing the line just 13 seconds apart after more than four hours of hard racing.
  • Welcome to the Capricorn Resort Half Ironman! 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.capricornhalf.com [Source type: General]

.Athletes with disabilities now compete in the event in the physically challenged category, and are required to meet the same cutoff times as able bodied competitors.^ However, he quickly realized that with the right attention he could change his body composition, perform better in sports and feel healthier at the same time.

^ Now, it's both an official Olympic event and a popular competition for lay-athletes seeking a challenge.

^ South Beach Triathlon Sunday April 11, 2010 Over 1,000 athletes are expected to compete side by side with corporate teams, physically challenged athletes, professional triathletes and celebrities!
  • Race360.com - Triathlon Race Calendar, Results and Statistics 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.race360.com [Source type: General]
  • Race360.com - Triathlon Race Calendar, Results and Statistics 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.race360.com [Source type: General]

.Australian John MacLean was the first physically challenged athlete to complete the event.^ Athletes have 17 hours to complete the event.
  • Ford Ironman Triathlon Arizona - Ironman Triathalon in Tempe Arizona - Ironman Sports Expo 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC phoenix.about.com [Source type: General]

^ Athletes have 17 hours to complete the event (from the 7 a.m.
  • The History of Triathlons 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.rctubbs.com [Source type: News]

^ Now, it's both an official Olympic event and a popular competition for lay-athletes seeking a challenge.

People completing such an event within the strict event time cutoffs are agreed to be recognized as "Ironmen": the plural "Ironmans" refers to multiples of "Ironman" as a short form of "Ironman Triathlon". In the triathlon community an Ironman is someone who has completed a race of the appropriate distance, whether or not it falls under the aegis of WTC.
.The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling event that pushes its participants to the limits of endurance.^ Ironman Triathlon and Half IRonman Triathlon races and events .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling event that pushes its participants to the limits of endurance.

^ Ironman - the toughest event in the multisport of Triathlon.

Some, however, find the prescribed distances fall short of these limits. .Hence, events such as the double iron triathlon have come about.^ "I am only about a year into my triathlon experience and have been spending hours training dumbly for the California Ironman 70.3 coming up in March.

^ Post messages about Triathlon events here Post a reply 13 posts • Page 1 of 2 • 1 , 2 .
  • View topic - *Ironman Austria 2010!? • 220 Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.220triathlon.com [Source type: General]

^ One last word about Setup Events and the Beach2Battleship triathlon.
  • DavidCarr.org - 2009 Beach2Battleship Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC davidcarr.org [Source type: General]

.More extreme formats have evolved; there are in fact triple, quadruple, quintuple, deca, and 15× events that are multiples of the original Ironman distance triathlon.^ Ironman - the toughest event in the multisport of Triathlon.

^ Ironman Triathlon and Half IRonman Triathlon races and events .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ Held each October in Kona on the island of Hawaii , the Ironman Triathlon World Championship has become one of the worlds most prestigious endurance events.

Ironman World Championships

.The Ironman World Championship has been held annually in Hawaii since 1978, with an extra race in 1982 when it was switched from the spring to the fall.^ NBC - 2008 Ironman World Championships .
  • Triathlon Video 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC vodpod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ironman World Championship to move from Hawaii?
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ironman Hawaii World Championship 2008 .
  • Triathlon Video 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC vodpod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Originally held on the island of Oahu, the race was moved to Big Island in 1981. The race consists of the swim in Kailua-Kona Bay, the bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hawi and back, and the marathon along the coast of the Big Island (from Keauhou to Keahole Point to Kailua-Kona); finishing on Ali'i Drive.^ The race consists of a 2.4 mile ocean swim, a 112 mile bike race, and a 26.2 mile marathon run.
  • Ironman Hawaii Triathlon World Championship Guide 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.chiff.com [Source type: News]

^ It consists of 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride and finishes with a 26.2 mile marathon run.
  • The Ironman Triathlon - My Life in a Nutshell 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC ezinearticles.com [Source type: General]

^ Trading booze for body fitness, Vai hopes to complete a half Iron Man -- 70.3 miles total, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run.
  • Steve Vai Training for Iron Man Triathlon - Spinner 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Steve Vai Training for Iron Man Triathlon - Spinner 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.spinner.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The most recent Ironman World Championship took place on October 10, 2009. Qualifying for the World Championship is achieved through placement in one of the other Ironman races or some Ironman 70.3 races.^ Finished the 2006 Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 in fourth.
  • Half Ironman is the 'hot new thing' in the sport of triathlon - St. Petersburg Times 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.tampabay.com [Source type: News]

^ Kelly Dippold - 2009 Half Ironman Athlete & 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater .

^ Ironman World Championship to move from Hawaii?
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

.Qualification can also be via simply finishing a race and winning a lottery position (200 slots).^ Another 4,000 enter the race lottery, which awards 150 slots to U.S. citizens and 50 slots to international athletes.
  • Hawaii Vacation Rentals - Aloha Vacation Cottages - Vacation Rentals Big Island - Kohala Coast 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.alohacottages.net [Source type: General]
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

^ He wants to win, but he’s also very attuned to the fact that there’s much more to being great than simply winning races.
  • Talk Triathlon - Ironman, 70.3, Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathletes blog on Triathlon Training, Racing, Bikes and Equipment. 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC talktriathlon.com [Source type: General]

^ Im stoked to win this race for the second year in a row, Farlow stated at the finish.
  • Welcome to the 2009 Canberra City Half Ironman Web Site! 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.canberrahalf.com [Source type: News]

.The current Ironman Hawaii course record was set in 1996 by Luc Van Lierde (Belgium), whose winning time was 8 hrs 4 mins 8 sec.^ Scott Tinley wins and sets a course record of 8:50:54.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ Van Lierde won the race as a rookie in 1996 and set the current course record of 8:04:08.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ Away in a four man breakaway Lessing was a sure thing on the run leg beating Belgian Luc Van Lierde.
  • www.triathlon.org -The Official Triathlon Resource 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC archive.triathlon.org [Source type: News]

.Chrissie Wellington (Great Britain), set the women's course record in 2009 with a winning time of 8 hrs 54 mins 2 sec.^ Scott Tinley wins and sets a course record of 8:50:54.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ She sets a women’s course record of 10:43:36.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ Germany's Michael Raelert and Great Britain's Julie Dibens claimed victory at the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford.

Ironman 2010 series

By 2010 there will be 24 Ironman Triathlon qualifying races throughout the world:

US Ironmans

European Ironmans

Australian Ironmans

Asian Ironmans

Other Ironmans

Ironman 2009 series

.The Ironman 2009 Series features the same races as the 2008 series starting with Ironman Coeur D Alene June 21, 2009 and ending with the Ironman World Championship 2009 on October 10, 2009. The 2009 world champions were Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington, who set a new course record of 8:54:02 for women.^ Continue reading "Ironman Champ Chrissie Wellington starts the New Year with serious bike crash" » .

^ October 2009, 6:10 PM .

^ Scott Tinley wins and sets a course record of 8:50:54.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

Ironman 2008 series

.Qualification into the 2008 Ironman World Championship was decided though a series of 21 Ironman events held around the world leading to the World Championship race October 11, 2008 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.^ The next Hawaii Ironman Triathlon Ford World Championship will take place in Kailua Kona October 9, 2010.
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

^ The 2008 Hawaii Ironman took place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, on Saturday, October 11, 2008.
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Read more on the 2006 Hawaii Ironman, Triathlon World Championship in Kailua Kona October 21, the Race with the earthquake!
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

.The 2008 world champions were Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington.^ Chrissie Wellington and Craig Alexander nominated for the 2009 athlete of the year .

^ Ironman talk was alsoabout the emergence a number of Kona “rookies,” including the 2006 Ford Ironman 70.3 World Champions Samantha McGlone and Craig Alexander, not to mention Britain’s latest Ironman phenom, Chrissie Wellington.
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

^ Like Chrissie Wellington, I’m quite happy to call Craig Alexander one of the best ambassadors our sport has ever seen.
  • Talk Triathlon - Ironman, 70.3, Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathletes blog on Triathlon Training, Racing, Bikes and Equipment. 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC talktriathlon.com [Source type: General]

Ironman 2007 series

By 2007 there were 21 Ironman Triathlon qualifying races throughout the world:
.They were held all over the world.^ This was irrational because all my buddies were watching me around the world to check my times before they went to sleep.
  • Almost an Ironman | Content | USA Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC usatriathlon.org [Source type: General]

^ Held on the Kona Island, the Ironman Triathlon World Championship originated the Ironman Circuit, with qualifying contests spread all over the world.

^ "In 2006, we held 16 70.3 events around the world, all in destination locations," he said.
  • Half Ironman is the 'hot new thing' in the sport of triathlon - St. Petersburg Times 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.tampabay.com [Source type: News]

.Seven (apart from Hawaii) were held in the USA (Tempe, Arizona; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Panama City Beach, Florida; Lake Placid, New York; Madison, Wisconsin).^ Posted on July 24, 2007 by triresults I’ve added the list of Ironman Lake Placid 2007 athletes who qualified for Ironman Hawaii 2007.
  • Ironman Lake Placid « TRIResults – Historical Triathlon Results 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC triresults.wordpress.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you're interested in watching people push their bodies, minds, and spirits to the ultimate limit, then head over to Panama City Beach and be amazed!
  • Ironman Triathlon - Panama City Beach, FL 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.tripsmarter.com [Source type: General]

^ Both Panama City and the Beach benefit from this exciting International event, with runners competing from over 30 countries.
  • Ironman Triathlon - Panama City Beach, FL 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.tripsmarter.com [Source type: General]

.Six were held in Europe (Nice, France; Frankfurt, Germany; Zürich, Switzerland; Bolton, United Kingdom; Canary Islands, Spain; Klagenfurt, Austria).^ UNITED STATES Canada Germany, Austria, Switzerland Australia United Kingdom All trademarks and other intellectual properties on this site are owned by Société des Produits Nestlé S.A., Vevey, Switzerland or are used with permission.
  • Improve Your Ironman Triathlon Performance 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.powerbar.com [Source type: General]

Four were held in Asia (Gotō, Japan; Seogwipo, South Korea; Langkawi, Malaysia; Haikou, China).
.Five were held in other countries (Port Macquarie, Australia Busselton, Australia; Taupo, New Zealand; Florianopolis Island, Brazil; Penticton; BC, Canada; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico).^ US - Spanish Brazil Canada - English Canada - French Mexico UK Terms of Use and Privacy Policy PriceGrabber is an Experian company Copyright © PriceGrabber.com, Inc.

^ Editor’s Note: Norfolk Island is the middle of nowhere –smack bang in the middle of the South Pacific due North of New Zealand and home to about 2,000 people.
  • www.triathlon.org -The Official Triathlon Resource 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC archive.triathlon.org [Source type: Original source]
  • www.triathlon.org -The Official Triathlon Resource 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC archive.triathlon.org [Source type: News]

^ A new international qualifying race, Ironman Canada, takes place in Penticton, British Columbia in August.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

.Another way of qualifying is the Ironman lottery.^ Although anyone can enter most Ironman races, competitors at Hawaii Ironman Triathlon world championship have qualified at another event or won a lottery slot.
  • Hawaii Vacation Rentals - Aloha Vacation Cottages - Vacation Rentals Big Island - Kohala Coast 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.alohacottages.net [Source type: General]
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

.200 spots are reserved for athletes that enter the lottery, 50 of them being international spots, the other 150 being US spots.^ Another 4,000 enter the race lottery, which awards 150 slots to U.S. citizens and 50 slots to international athletes.
  • Hawaii Vacation Rentals - Aloha Vacation Cottages - Vacation Rentals Big Island - Kohala Coast 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.alohacottages.net [Source type: General]

^ More than 4,300 entered the lottery program, where 150 slots were given to U.S. athletes and 50 slots were distributed to international athletes.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ It also has 150 lottery spots to individuals who have not been in any of the qualifying races.
  • Ironman Triathlon History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.brownielocks.com [Source type: General]

The lottery entries are then drawn out of a pool of about 30,000 entries.

Notable Ironman triathletes

.
  • Paula Newby-Fraser
    • 8-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii (overall record)
    • 4 consecutive victories in Hawaii
    • 24 Ironman victories overall (overall record)
    • Nickname is "The Queen of Kona"
  • Natascha Badmann
    • First European female winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • 6-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii
  • Dave Scott
    • 6-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii (men's record)
    • Nickname is "The Man"
  • Mark Allen
    • 6-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii (men's record)
    • 5 consecutive victories in Hawaii (overall record)
    • Nickname is "The Grip"
  • Greg Welch
    • First non-American male winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • Won the Grand Slam of races during his career
    • Nickname is "Mighty Mouse"
  • Luc Van Lierde
    • First European male winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • Current time-record holder (8:04:08)
    • Holder of all-time record (7:50:27 in 1996 Ironman Europe)
  • Normann Stadler
    • 2-time Ironman World Champion (2004 and 2006)
    • Bike course record holder (4:18:23 with an average of 26 mph; under overcast weather conditions)
  • Yvonne van Vlerken
    • 2-time winner of Quelle Challenge Roth
    • started up the female Sub9-hour series in 2007 when she clocked a 8:51:55 at her Ironman-distance debut in Roth 2007
    • broke Paula Newby Fraser's 14 year old all-time-record in wet and cold conditions setting a 8:45:48 at Quelle Challenge Roth in 2008
    • the only female athlete in history that did hold the world's best over the Ironman 70.3-distance (4:07:29 Ironman 70.3 Antwerp ´06) and the Ironman-distance (8:45:48 Challenge Roth ´08)
    • with a 2:54:22 (Roth ´08) holds the all-time female marathon-record in an Ironman-distance
    • with three sub-9-hour Ironman-distance-results belongs to a small group that holds more than two — Paula Newby-Fraser (4), Chrissie Wellington (4), Lori Bowden (3)
  • Chrissie Wellington
    • Winner of Ironman Hawaii at her first attempt, less than a year after turning professional
    • 3-time successive female winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • Current female Hawaii course record holder (8:54:02)
    • Current record holder for the fastest time for all Ironman-distance races (8:31:59 at Quelle Challenge Roth in 2009)
    • Undefeated over the Ironman distance
    • First Ironman World Champion from the United Kingdom
  • Dick Hoyt
    • Around age 65, Dick completed the Ironman Triathlon with disabled son Rick, who cannot walk or talk.^ Continue reading "Ironman Champ Chrissie Wellington starts the New Year with serious bike crash" » .

      ^ Dave Scott "unretires" and takes more than 20 minutes off of the existing course record with a time of 8:28:37.
      • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

      ^ Which are the distances to be covered and the time limit to complete them?

      .Dick pulled Rick in a boat through the swim, rode with him on a specially outfitted bike through the 112-mile (180 km) ride, and pushed him in a wheelchair through the run.
    • Completed six Ironman Triathlon competitions.
  • Jon Blais
    • The first person with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or "Lou Gehrig's disease"), a terminal muscle-wasting illness, to enter and complete the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, a life-long dream.^ First Ironman triathlon .
      • First Ironman triathlon - a knol by Cedric Dupont 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ The oldest and most prestigious triathlon competition is the Ironman Hawaii.
      • IRONMAN Triathlon Hawaii World Champion 2004 und 2006 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.normann-stadler.info [Source type: General]

      ^ WHAT: A 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike race and 26.2-mile run.
      • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

      He died on May 27, 2007.

Ironman 70.3

.In 2005, WTC instituted the Ironman 70.3 race series.^ A source close to the negotiations said that, "Ironman and 70.3 races are going to use a combination of ITU and WTC rules.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Registration for the 2010 Eagleman Ironman 70.3 Presented by Spinervals race is now CLOSED! Sorry, there is not a waiting list.

^ This means that Eagleman Ironman 70.3 Triathlon competitors will now race in the age group corresponding to their age as of December 31 of that year.

.This shorter course, also known as a Half Ironman, consists of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.^ Competing in an Ironman presents quite a few extra challenges in addition to the 140.6 miles (226km) of swimming/biking/running.
  • First Ironman triathlon - a knol by Cedric Dupont 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC knol.google.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This course is quite a bit more difficult than Ironman Canada, especially with a hilly run.

^ Defending Ironman champ Heather Fuhr breaks the existing women’s marathon course record set in 1990 by running a 3:04:02.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

.As with the Ironman series, it consists of a number of qualifying races at various locations worldwide, culminating in a world championship race with athletes drawn largely from top finishers in the qualifying events.^ Finished the 2006 Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 in fourth.
  • Half Ironman is the 'hot new thing' in the sport of triathlon - St. Petersburg Times 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.tampabay.com [Source type: News]

^ Many of Jareds athletes have qualified for Ironman Hawaii and achieved podium finishes in national championship events.

^ Ironman World Championship to move from Hawaii?
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

.The world championship is held in Clearwater, Florida.^ Maggie Bradley - 2008 Ironman Louisville, 2009 Half Ironman Athlete & 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater .

^ "There is only one World Championship in Florida," stated LaHaye, "and that is the new Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater."
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Right now there are 31 events around the world that qualify athletes for the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Clearwater Florida USA, every November.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

[3] .Some 70.3 events also act as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.^ Ironman World Championship to move from Hawaii?
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has qualified for and raced in Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and has recently achieved several top ten finishes in ironman distance and ultra distance races .

^ Germany's Michael Raelert and Great Britain's Julie Dibens claimed victory at the 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford.

The Ironman trademark

.The Ironman Triathlon logo is a trademark of the World Triathlon Corporation.^ As people become familiar with the Ironman Triathlon, other triathlons of varying distances begin to take place around the world.
  • 2009 Aviva Ironman 70.3 Singapore Triathlon - History of Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironman703singapore.com [Source type: News]

^ Over the past several weeks rumors circulated -- which emanated from triathlon's world governing body, the ITU -- that at least one positive test occurred at the Hawaiian Ironman.
  • Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC slowtwitch.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Read more on the 2006 Hawaii Ironman, Triathlon World Championship in Kailua Kona October 21, the Race with the earthquake!
  • Kohala Coast Vacation Guide, Hawaii Big Island of Hawaii, Hawaii Big Island Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.kohalacoastweb.com [Source type: General]

.The WTC has also registered the trademark "Ironman Triathlon" for its athletic competitions, and the trademark "Ironman" for a line of clothing, athletic equipment, and souvenirs, and licensed the name to Timex for their line of Timex Ironman wristwatches.^ Timex Ironman Triathlon Sleek 50...
  • Timex T5E9719J Ironman Triathlon 30-Lap Sport Watch (Women's) - Yahoo! Shopping 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC shopping.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ IRONMAN®, IRONMAN TRIATHLON®, M-DOT®, IRONMANLIVE®, IRONMAN.COM™, and 70.3® are trademarks of WTC. Any use of these marks without the express written consent of WTC is prohibited.
  • Fast field for Snap Ironman 70.3 Triathlon Geelong » IRONMAN.com 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC live.ironmanlive.com [Source type: General]

^ In addition to providing top of the line triathlon clothing, bikes, shoes, and gear from the most popular names in triathlon, we also want to help educate and motivate any new triathletes out there just getting started.
  • IronMan Triathlon World Championship DVDs 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.powertri.com [Source type: General]

.The trademark also extends to the use of "140.6" and "70.3," the respective distances for a full and half Ironman.^ Born in Chicago, Mora has competed around the country in 10 marathons, 70 running and cycling events, and 60 triathlons of various distances, from sprint to Ironman .

^ Maggie Bradley - 2008 Ironman Louisville, 2009 Half Ironman Athlete & 70.3 World Championships in Clearwater .

^ My PR's at the Half Ironman & Full Ironman distances have dropped significantly and the focus Ken provides has played a major role in my performance.

Symbols

M-Dot is the symbol that refers to the event. .The symbol is taken from the Ironman logo, which is the word IRONMAN (in all caps) with a dot on top of the letter M, which is supposed to look like a person.^ She certainly doesn’t look like an Ironman."
  • Almost an Ironman | Content | USA Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC usatriathlon.org [Source type: General]

^ It looked like a spiritual experience as I watched it on television broadcasts, and it was exactly like that when I got there in person.
  • RunTri: Ironman Kona Hawaii 2010: What to Expect 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runtri.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Instead, I discovered that an Ironman is no big deal, and I could do one right now, if I felt like it… I just don’t feel like it, that’s all.” .
  • Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » I Could Easily Do an Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.fatcyclist.com [Source type: General]

The dot is the head of the person and the M is the body of the person. It represents the need to have a fit body and a strong willpower.

Iron-distance triathlon

.Other organizations holding a race of equal distances may only refer to their triathlons as a "Full Distance Triathlon" or something similar, occasionally also involving the -man suffix, though the term 'ironman' is used to refer to such races unofficially.^ He has taken me from Olympic distance races to an Ironman.

^ Ironman Triathlon and Half IRonman Triathlon races and events .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ "I'm using this plan to complete my first Ironman distance triathlon.

.Races that are not officially "Ironman" race are also referred to as Iron distance and Half Iron distance (unofficially).^ I completed two Half Ironman distance races and one olympic distance race.

^ He has taken me from Olympic distance races to an Ironman.

^ He has qualified for and raced in Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and has recently achieved several top ten finishes in ironman distance and ultra distance races .

Examples of such races on the full iron distance are:

Training for Iron-distance triathlon

.Training for the Ironman or Iron-distance triathlon requires preparing for long-distance competition in three events.^ Ironman Triathlon and Half IRonman Triathlon races and events .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ This was my first Iron distance event, but certainly not my first triathlon.
  • DavidCarr.org - 2009 Beach2Battleship Ironman Triathlon 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC davidcarr.org [Source type: General]

^ Tagged: ironman , ironman 70.3 , triathlon training .

.Training can take several years of aerobic base training before a triathlete is prepared to safely compete at Iron-distance events.^ Born in Chicago, Mora has competed around the country in 10 marathons, 70 running and cycling events, and 60 triathlons of various distances, from sprint to Ironman .

^ After 8 years in the sport, I was looking for some new training methods and help improving at the 70.3 distance.

^ I haven’t swam in a year or more, and it would take me a few months of hardcore training to be comfy w/ a 2 mile swim (with any decent time I mean).
  • Fat Cyclist » Blog Archive » I Could Easily Do an Ironman 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.fatcyclist.com [Source type: General]

.There are many coaching services available for full-distance triathlon training including Joe Friel's TrainingBible Coaching, Carmichael Training Systems, Multisports.com, and MarkAllenOnline.com.^ BeginnerTriathlete.com "Triathlon training for beginners" .
  • Runner's Web Triathlon/Ironman/Duathlon Links 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.runnersweb.com [Source type: News]

^ Tagged: books , Injuries , joe friel , Training , tri books , triathlon , triathlon training .

^ Entry Available for Upcoming Ironman and Ironman 70.3 Races January 6, 2010 World Triathlon Corporation has added a number of new properties to their race calendar for 2010 at the full Ironman, Ironman 70.3, sprint and Olympic distances.
  • Home of Ironman USA 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC www.ironmanusa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.There are books available that help athletes prepare specifically for long-course triathlon, including Going Long: Training for Triathlon's Ultimate Challenge by Joe Friel and Gordon Byrn.^ Gordon (Gordo) Byrn is an elite long-course triathlete and coach.

^ Tagged: books , Injuries , joe friel , Training , tri books , triathlon , triathlon training .

^ The course is going to be a very challenging and thrilling course!
  • TRImapper.com - 2010 World Triathlon Maps, Visual Triathlon Calendar 1 February 2010 2:34 UTC trimapper.com [Source type: General]

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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) bike and a marathon (26.2 miles  42.195 km) run, raced in that order and without a break. Most Ironman events have a strict time limit of 17 hours to complete the race, where the Ironman race starts at 7 AM, the mandatory swim cut off for the 2.4 mile swim is 2 hours 20 minutes, the bike cut off time is 5:30 PM, and all finishers must complete their marathon by midnight. The time limit to complete the race for Ironman Japan is 15 hours.[1]

The name "Ironman Triathlon" refers to both the original Ironman triathlon and the annual Ironman World Championship. Also called Ironman Hawaii, the world championships of the event, held annually in Hawaii since 1978 (with an additional race in 1982), are now preceded by a series of qualifying events. Ironman Triathlon became known for its grueling length, harsh race conditions, and television coverage.

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History

The idea for the original Ironman Triathlon arose during the awards ceremony for the 1977 Oahu Perimeter Relay (a running race for 5-person teams). Among the participants were numerous representatives of both the Mid-Pacific Road Runners and the Waikiki Swim Club, whose members had long been debating which athletes were more fit, runners or swimmers. On this occasion, U.S. Navy Commander John Collins pointed out that a recent article in Sports Illustrated magazine had declared that Eddy Merckx, the great Belgian cyclist, had the highest recorded "oxygen uptake" of any athlete ever measured, so perhaps cyclists were more fit than anyone. CDR Collins and his wife Judy Collins had taken part in the triathlons staged in 1974 and 1975 by the San Diego Track Club in and around Mission Bay, California, as well as the 1975 Optimist Sports Fiesta Triathlon in Coronado, California. A number of the other military athletes in attendance were also familiar with the San Diego races, so they understood the concept when Collins suggested that the debate should be settled through a race combining the three existing long-distance competitions already on the island: 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 (26.219 mi./42.195 km).

Until that point, no one present had ever done the bike race. Collins calculated that by shaving 3 miles (4.8 km) off the course and riding counter-clockwise around the island, the bike leg could start at the finish of the Waikiki Rough Water and end at the Aloha Tower, the traditional start of the Honolulu Marathon. Prior to racing, each athlete received three sheets of paper listing a few rules and a course description. Handwritten on the last page was this exhortation: "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life", now a registered trademark.

With a nod to a local runner who was notorious for his demanding workouts, Collins said, "Whoever finishes first, we'll call him the Iron Man." Each of the racers had their own support crew to supply water, food and encouragement during the event. Of the fifteen men to start off in the early morning on February 18, 1978, twelve completed the race. Gordon Haller, a US Navy Communications Specialist, was the first to earn the title Ironman by completing the course with a time of 11 hours, 46 minutes, 58 seconds. The runner-up John Dunbar, a US Navy SEAL, led after the second transition and had a chance to win but ran out of water on the marathon course; his support crew resorted to giving him beer instead.[2]

With no further marketing efforts, the race gathered as many as 50 athletes in 1979. The race, however, was postponed a day because of bad weather conditions. Only fifteen competitors started off the race Sunday morning. San Diego's Tom Warren won in 11 hours, 15 minutes, 56 seconds. Lyn Lemaire, a championship cyclist from Boston, placed sixth overall and became the first "Ironwoman".

Collins planned on changing the race into a relay event to draw more participants, but Sports Illustrated's journalist Barry McDermott, in the area to cover a golf tournament, discovered the race and wrote a ten page account of it. During the following year, hundreds of curious participants contacted Collins.

In 1981 organizer Valerie Silk moved the competition to the less urbanized Hawaiʻi Island (called the Big Island) and in 1982 moved the race date from February to October; as a result of this change there were two Ironman Triathlon events in 1982.

on Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona Hawaii]]

A milestone in the marketing of the legend and history of the race happened in February 1982. Julie Moss, a college student competing to gather research for her exercise physiology thesis, moved toward the finish line in first place. As she neared the finish, severe fatigue and dehydration set in, and she fell, just yards away from the finish line. Although Kathleen McCartney passed her for the women’s title, Moss nevertheless crawled to the finish line. Her performance was broadcast worldwide and created the Ironman mantra that just finishing is a victory.

The sport of triathlon was added as an Olympic sport at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney as a shorter distance race (1,500-metre (0.93 mi) swim, 40-kilometre (25 mi) cycle, 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) run).

There have been a number of non-WTC "Ironman Distance" triathlons that have been held since the mid-1990s. The limited number of WTC-sanctioned events, and the limited number of entries available per race have combined with a growth in the sport that has created demand for these non-trademarked events. Many of them share the 2.4-mile (3.9 km), 112-mile (180 km), 26.2-mile (42.2 km) format with Ironman. Originally, many used the Ironman name. Due to aggressive trademark protection, most of these races no longer use the word "Ironman". The largest of these include the Vineman Triathlon, Silverman Triathlon and Californiaman Triathlon.

The original Ironman is held in conditions which are uniquely punishing for endurance racing: the Hawaii water is warm enough that helpfully buoyant wetsuits are not allowed; though the cycling hills have only moderate gradients they are normally crossed by strong and gusting winds; and the marathon leg of the race is usually extremely hot. Other races under the WTC aegis have their own difficulties, characteristic of their setting and season. Anyone completing one of these races within the time limit, so long as it is the prescribed distance, is entitled to call themselves an Ironman (the term being gender-neutral). At one time there was no cut-off time, then a 15 hour time limit. For these events the normal time limit is now 17 hours. Some iron distance races (not sanctioned by the WTC corporation, but using the same standard distances) have different cut-off times.

Today

The Ironman format remains unchanged, and the Hawaiian Ironman is still regarded as an honored and prestigious triathlon event to win worldwide. Although thousands of athletes worldwide compete at an Ironman event each year, the vast majority aim simply to just finish the course if they are first timers, or set a personal record if they've raced this distance before. Only very talented athletes realistically compete for a spot in Hawaii, and just finishing an Ironman race is often the highlight of many triathletes' career. Athletes with disabilities now compete in the event in the physically challenged category, 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.

People completing such an event within the strict event time cutoffs are agreed to be recognized as "Ironmen": the plural "Ironmans" refers to multiples of "Ironman" as a short form of "Ironman Triathlon". In the triathlon community an Ironman is someone who has completed a race of the appropriate distance, whether or not it falls under the aegis of WTC.

The Ironman Triathlon is a grueling event that pushes its participants to the limits of endurance. Some,[who?] however, find the prescribed distances fall short of these limits. Hence, events such as the double iron triathlon have come about.

Ironman World Championships

Over time the popularity of the sport of triathlon grew, and the annual race on the Big Island became The Ironman World Championship, with a series of qualifying races required to enter the championship. The Hawaii race consists of the swim in the bay of Kailua-Kona, the bike ride across the Hawaiian lava desert to Hāwī and back, and the marathon run along the coast (from Keauhou to Keahole Point and back to Kailua-Kona); finishing on Aliʻi Drive. The most recent Ironman World Championship took place on October 10, 2009. Qualifying for the World Championship is through placement in one of the other Ironman races or some Ironman 70.3 races. Qualification can also be via simply finishing a race and winning a lottery position (200 slots).

The current Ironman Hawaii course record was set in 1996 by Luc Van Lierde (Belgium), whose winning time was 8 hours 4 minutes 8 seconds. Chrissie Wellington (Great Britain) set the women's course record in 2009 with a winning time of 8 hours 54 minutes 2 seconds.

Ironman 2010 series

By 2010 there will be 24 Ironman Triathlon qualifying races throughout the world:

U.S. Ironmans

European Ironmans

Australian Ironmans

Asian Ironmans

Other Ironmans

Previous Ironman series

2007 series

By 2007 there were 21 Ironman Triathlon qualifying races throughout the world:

Busselton, Australia; Taupo, New Zealand; Florianopolis Island, Brazil; Penticton; BC, Canada; Port Elizabeth, South Africa; Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico).

Another way of qualifying is the Ironman lottery. 200 spots are reserved for athletes that enter the lottery, 50 of them being international spots, the other 150 being US spots. The lottery entries are then drawn out of a pool of about 30,000 entries.

The 2007 Ironman World Championship took place on October 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 2007 world champions were Chris McCormack and Chrissie Wellington.

2008 series

Qualification into the 2008 Ironman World Championship was decided though a series of 21 Ironman events held around the world leading to the World Championship race October 11, 2008 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 2008 world champions were Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington.

2009 series

The Ironman 2009 Series features the same races as the 2008 series starting with Ironman Coeur D Alene June 21, 2009 and ending with the Ironman World Championship 2009 on October 10, 2009. The 2009 world champions were Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington, who set a new course record of 8:54:02 for women.

Notable Ironman triathletes

Men

  • Mark Allen
    • 6-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii (joint men's record)
    • 5 consecutive victories in Hawaii (overall record)
    • Nickname is "The Grip"
  • Jon Blais
    • The first person with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or "Lou Gehrig's disease"), a terminal muscle-wasting illness, to enter and complete the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii, a life-long dream. He died on May 27, 2007.
  • Dick and Rick Hoyt
    • Around age 65, Dick completed the Ironman Triathlon with disabled son Rick, who cannot walk or talk. Dick pulled Rick in a boat through the swim, rode with him on a specially outfitted bike through the 112-mile (180 km) ride, and pushed him in a wheelchair through the run.
    • Completed six Ironman Triathlon competitions.
  • Luc Van Lierde
    • First European male winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • Current Hawaii course record holder (8:04:08 in 1996)
    • Holder of all-time record (7:50:27 in 1996 Ironman Europe)
  • Dave Scott
    • 6-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii (joint men's record)
    • Nickname is "The Man"
  • Normann Stadler
    • 2-time Ironman World Champion (2004 and 2006)
    • Bike course record holder (4:18:23 with an average of 26 mph; under overcast weather conditions)
  • Greg Welch
    • First non-American male winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • Won the Grand Slam of races during his career
    • Nickname is "Mighty Mouse"

Women

  • Natascha Badmann
    • First European female winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • 6-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii
  • Lisa Bentley
    • 11-time Ironman Winner from Canada
    • 5 Top 10 finishes at Ironman World Championships.
    • Competed as one of the best female triathletes of all time while living with the challenges of cystic fibrosis
  • Paula Newby-Fraser
    • 8-time winner of the Ironman Hawaii (overall record)
    • 4 consecutive victories in Hawaii
    • 24 Ironman victories overall (overall record)
    • Nickname is "The Queen of Kona"
  • Sarah Reinertsen
    • First woman to attempt/complete the Ironman Hawaii triathlon on a prosthetic leg
    • Nickname is alwastri
  • Yvonne van Vlerken
    • broke Paula Newby-Fraser's 14 year old all-time record in wet and cold conditions setting a 8:45:48 at Quelle Challenge Roth in 2008, and held this record for one year
    • twice winner of Quelle Challenge Roth
    • recorded a sub-9 hour time (8:51:55) on her Ironman-distance debut in Roth, 2007
    • three sub-9-hour Ironman-distance results
    • the only female athlete in history[citation needed] to hold the world record over both the half-Ironman distance (4:07:29 at Ironman 70.3 Antwerp 2006) and the Ironman-distance (8:45:48 at Challenge Roth 2008)
  • Chrissie Wellington
    • Winner of the Ironman Hawaii World Championship at her first attempt, less than a year after turning professional
    • 3-time successive female winner of Ironman Hawaii
    • Current female Hawaii course record holder: 8:54:02 (2009)
    • Current record holder for the fastest time for all Ironman-distance races (8:19:13 at Challenge Roth in 2010)
    • Holds the two fastest-ever women's times over the Ironman distance: 8:19:13 (Roth, 2010) and 8:31:59 (Roth, 2009)
    • Fastest female iron-distance bike time: 4:36:33 (Roth, 2010)
    • Fastest female iron-distance marathon run time: 2:48:54 (Roth, 2010)
    • Greatest number of sub-9 hour times (five, one more than Paula Newby-Fraser's previous record)
    • Undefeated over the Ironman distance
    • First Ironman World Champion from the United Kingdom

Ironman 70.3

In 2005, WTC instituted the Ironman 70.3 race series. This shorter course, also known as a Half Ironman, consists of a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. As with the Ironman series, it consists of a number of qualifying races at various locations worldwide, culminating in a world championship race with athletes drawn largely from top finishers in the qualifying events. The world championship is held in Clearwater, Florida.[3] In 2011, the world championship will be moved to Lake Las Vegas. Some 70.3 events also act as qualifiers for the full Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

The Ironman trademark

The Ironman Triathlon logo is a trademark of the World Triathlon Corporation. The WTC has also registered the trademark "Ironman Triathlon" for its athletic competitions, and the trademark "Ironman" for a line of clothing, athletic equipment, and souvenirs, and licensed the name to Timex for their line of Timex Ironman wristwatches. The trademark also extends to the use of "140.6" and "70.3," the respective distances for a full and half Ironman.

Symbols

M-Dot is the symbol that refers to the event. The symbol is taken from the Ironman logo, which is the word IRONMAN (in all caps) with a dot on top of the letter M, which is meant to look like a person. The dot is the head of the person and the M is the body of the person. It represents the need to have a fit body and a strong willpower.

Iron-distance triathlon

Other organizations holding a race of equal distances may only refer to their triathlons as a "Full Distance Triathlon" or something similar, occasionally also involving the -man suffix, though the term 'ironman' is used to refer to such races unofficially. Races that are not officially "Ironman" race are also referred to as Iron distance and Half Iron distance (unofficially).

Examples of such races on the full iron distance are:

Training for Iron-distance triathlon

Training for the Ironman or Iron-distance triathlon requires preparing for long-distance competition in three events. Training can take several years of aerobic base training before a triathlete is prepared to safely compete at Iron-distance events. There are many coaching services available for full-distance triathlon training.

Notes

  1. ^ "2010 Official Schedule". Ironman Japan Triathlon Goto Nagasaki. http://www.ironmanjapan.com/en/?p=33. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Whitney, Blake (20 October 200). "Ironman's first champ, Gordon Haller, looks back 25 years". The Active Network, Inc.. http://www.active.com/triathlon/Articles/Ironman_s_first_champ__Gordon_Haller__looks_back_25_years.htm. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "Ironman 70.3 Series". World Triathlon Corporation. http://ironman.com/events/ironman70.3. Retrieved 28 June 2010. 

References

  • Müller, Mathias; Carlson, Timothy (2010). 17 Hours to Glory: Extraordinary Stories from the Heart of Triathlon. Boulder, CO: Velo Press. ISBN 978-1-934030-43-1. 

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