Impressive Results Of The 2011 Ironman Hawaii Triathlon
After defeating over 1,800 competitors from more than 50 countries, Chrissy Wellington and Craig Alexander have once again claimed the world titles at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii.
The results of the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship are nothing short of astounding. Once again, the world's top athletes pushed themselves to the limit, shattering the records from previous years of competition. After an intense race, Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington earned the world titles.
The Ironman Hawaii is considered by thriathletes from across the globe to be the most extreme race ever. Since 1977, the event has been gaining more and more support from fans and athletes alike.
Consisting of a grueling 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and a 26.2-mile run, the Ironman Hawaii is an especially unique event in that it allows athletes of all levels to race alongside the fittest of the fit.
At the 2011 event on Saturday, October 8th, Craig Alexander was able to achieve his desired results. The awe-inspiring Australian finished the race in an incredible 8 hours 3 minutes and 56 seconds, beating Luc Van Lierde's 1996 time by 12 seconds.
Only three other people in the history of the Ironman World Championship have won the race three times. Alexander's 2011 victory has distinguished him as one of the best triathletes that has ever crossed the Ironman finish line. Not only does Craig Alexander hold the world record time, but also he has attained this special distinction.
The top woman at the 2011 Ironman Hawaii was Chrissie Wellington, who was unable to participate in last year's event due to last-minute flu symptoms. Wellington came back with a fire in her heart and she was determined to finish the race before her competitor Mirinda Carfrae. It was a fight until the finish, but Chrissie Wellington finished in 8 hours 55 minutes and 8 seconds, beating Carfrae's time of 8 hours 57 minutes and 57 seconds.
After such impressive results, it will be a long wait until next year's Ironman Hawaii event, which is scheduled to be held on October 13th.
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It wasn't until the last second that the results of the 2010 Ironman Hawaii were clear. The marathon was marked by a ferocious dual between Chris McCormack and Andreas Raelert.
It's that time of the year again and the biggest day for triathletes is here. The most qualified athletes from around the world are off to Hawaii for the 2011 Ironman World Championship, where they will test their endurance, willpower, and stamina.