Kona, HI, delivered some stellar conditions for the triathletes who competed in the 2017 Ironman World Championship on Sunday, October 15. And the athletes delivered some lightning-fast performances, breaking more than one record.
Germany’s Patrick Lange won the championship and completed it in a record-breaking time of 8:01:40, knocking off Craig Alexander’s 2011 record of 8:03:56, according to Ironman. He logged 48:45 in the 2.4-mile swim, 4:28:53 on the 112-mile bike, and 2:39:59 during the 26.2-mile run.
Meanwhile, Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf was victorious for the women. She’s among an elite group of triathletes who’ve nabbed more than two wins at Kona (this is her third). She clocked a time of 8:50:47. She logged 53:10 in the 2.4-mile swim, 4:53:10 on the 112-mile bike, and 3:00:02 during the 26.2-mile run, per Ironman.
Feeling inspired to try your own triathlon? Check out some of our training plans and gear guide, then take a look at some of the triumphant moments from the word’s pinnacle endurance event for motivation.