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Ironman 70.3 Hawaii (May 31)

MEDIA RELEASE Created in 2004 in the footprint of its big sister, Ironman 70.3 Hawaii is the only qualifier for the Ironman World Championship held on island itself. Nicknamed Honu, in honor of the Hawaiian green sea turtle, the Ironman 70.3 Hawaii offers competitors a beautiful venue. It starts with an open-ocean swim and follows […]

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Mission Apolo: Ohno takes on Ironman World Championship

Olympic speedskater working with Newby Frazier, Alexander, Carfrae and McKenzie

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Alexander, Granger take top honors at Ironman 70.3 Hawaii

Podium finish for Wee; 12th overall for De La Torre

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Ironman preview: Stacked field expected on start line

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor (Editor’s Note: Live online coverage of the race begins at 6 a.m. Check it out at www.kona.ironman.com) Triathletes are getting their game face on for the 34th annual World Triathlon Championship. The race features 1,928 of the world’s top endurance triathletes, who will swim, bike and run one of […]

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Nearly 2,000 competitors hail from 64 countries, 50 states

Nearly 2,000 competitors hail from 64 countries, 50 states

MEDIA RELEASE The 2012 Ironman World Championship presented by myList is set to take place Saturday, Oct. 13 in Kailua-Kona. Nearly 2,000 athletes from 50 states and 64 countries will swim 2.4 miles in the Pacific Ocean, cycle 112 miles through the iconic lava fields of Kailua-Kona and run 26.2 miles finishing on the scenic […]

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Ironman: Who will wear the champions jersey?

MEDIA RELEASE The world’s top Ironman triathletes will enter the water in Kailua Bay in the hunt for the champion’s jersey on October 13, 2012. While defending women’s champion Chrissie Wellington won’t be competing this year, the 2010 Ironman world champion, Mirinda Carfrae, is competing. The men’s race features three former Ironman world champions: defending […]

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Ironman: Catching up with Craig Alexander

Ironman: Catching up with Craig Alexander

(Kevin Mackinnon has some ideas on why Craig Alexander might be one of the greatest athletes the sport has ever seen.) What defines greatness? When it comes to sport there are likely a few key criteria: an ability to win (and, possibly even more importantly, an ability to win when it counts), the mental ability […]

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Alexander, Cave lead KPR standings

Alexander, Cave lead KPR standings

MEDIA RELEASE Craig Alexander (AUS) has maxed out on points in the Kona Points Ranking list thanks to his win at the Ironman World Championship, his win at the Ironman Asia-Pacific Championship in Melbourne, and his win at the Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Lake Las Vegas. His 13,000 points are more than double that […]

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Craig Alexander wins the Ironman World Championship and sets a new course record in 8 hours, 03 minutes, 56 seconds. The previous course record was 8:04:08 was set in 1996 by Belguim's Luc Van Lierde.

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Craig Alexander wins the Ironman World Championship and sets a new course record in 8 hours, 03 minutes, 56 seconds. The previous course record was 8:04:08 was set in 1996 by Belguim’s Luc Van Lierde.

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Alexander, Wellington back in Kona and ready to defend their titles ... again

Ironman: Confidence, courage ahead of the world championship

Alexander, Wellington back in Kona and ready to defend their titles … again

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NBC to broadcast Kona's triathlon world championship wrap-up Dec. 18

Ironman: More facts, figures and how to stay caught up race day

NBC to broadcast Kona’s triathlon world championship wrap-up Dec. 18

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Ironman: Facts, figures and some numbers

Ironman: Facts, figures and some numbers

MEDIA RELEASE WHO Each year, approximately 110,000 athletes participate in Ironman/ Ironman 70.3 Qualifier Series worldwide for their chance to qualify. In 2010, 7,339 athletes entered the Ironman Lottery, which awards 150 slots to U.S. citizens, 50 slots to international athletes and approximately five slots to physically challenged athletes. PURSE A total prize purse of […]

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Ironman World Championship airing on NBC (Dec. 19)

Ironman World Championship airing on NBC (Dec. 19)

MEDIA RELEASE For the 19th consecutive year the 2009 Ironman World Championship broadcast will air on NBC (Channel 8), 11:30 a.m. Saturday,  Dec. 19. The telecast will highlight the physical and emotional journey taken by athletes during the renowned 140.6-mile triathlon. Veteran sports commentator and narrator Al Trautwig will provide the voiceover. Athletes profiled in […]

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Alexander, Wellington named 'Athletes of the Month'

Alexander, Wellington named ‘Athletes of the Month’

MEDIA RELEASE Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington, swept the United States Sports Academy’s Male and Female Athlete of the Month honors for October, according to a press release sent out by the academy. Alexander, from Australia, won his second straight Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona. Running in stifling heat, Alexander completed the 140.6 mile […]

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