The 2012 Ironman World Championships are in the books and the dust has yet to settle but Pete Jacobs is having one of the best days of his life.
The Professional Australian triathlete won today's Ironman World Championship in a time of 8:18 ahead of second place finisher German Triathlete Andrea Raelrt and Belgium 3rd place finisher Frederick Van Lierde.
Check out this video below as we get up close and personal at the finishline of the 2012 Ironman World Championships.
TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2012) – Today, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) announces Whistler,
British Columbia as the new venue of the IRONMAN® Canada triathlon. IRONMAN Canada in
Whistler builds on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, while offering athletes a beautiful,
challenging experience in a world-class venue. The event is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25,
2013, and will be the 31st running of IRONMAN Canada.
“Whistler is recognized worldwide as a sought-after travel and outdoor recreation destination. As
the new host community of IRONMAN Canada, Whistler will immediately earn a reputation as a
triathlon destination,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for
WTC. “With its accessibility to major west coast markets, stunning beauty and tourism
infrastructure, Whistler will resonate with our athletes, their families and fans of IRONMAN.”
TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 14, 2012) — For 34 years, IRONMAN has remained committed to delivering world-class event experiences for athletes around the globe. By suspending registration for the 2013 Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship, we were able to take the time to thoroughly review all aspects of the event. Our conclusion: this race cannot be conducted in the way our athletes expect and deserve. After carefully considering feedback from athletes, spectators, partners, volunteers and our host communities, IRONMAN has decided to cancel the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship.
About 2500 triathletes are taking in the 2012 Ironman in Louisville, Kentucky.
That's a big race for an Ironman triathlon. But unlike most IM races Ironman Louisville is different in that it doesn't feature a mass swim start. Instead triathletes line up on a pier and jump into the Ohio River one at a time.
2012 was no exception with amateur and professional triathletes from around the country and around the world setting out on their 140.6 mile journey with just one jump into the warm river.
These are the sights and sound of the swim portion of the 2012 Ironman Louisville race.
Ironman Louisville is one IM race that does doesn't sell out in minutes. Perhaps the reason is the hill and heat of Kentucky in August. This year's race is bound to be hot, humid and hilly. In this video the professional triathletes discuss their strategy for coping with the tough conditions that Ironman Louisville might throw at them come race day.
You probably (no make that certainly) know this Ironman Elvis triathlete (the one that's horizontal) in this photo. If so, please provide your best caption in the comments section below. You'll need to ID the triathlete and of course come up with a clever photo caption.
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