Ironman Hawaii 2011: The Ultimate Triathlon
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.
The 2011 Ironman World Championship is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The incredible selection of top athletes is set and 1,800 men and women are signed up to participate in the event that will put their bodies to the ultimate test.
This race of all races consists of three segments: 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, followed by a 26.2 mile marathon.
The new Kono Pro Ranking system for the 2011 Ironman Hawaii has helped facilitate the process of selecting participants. Hopeful athletes competed around the world for valuable ranking points that would qualify them for a coveted spot in the race.
With a new pool of fresh athletes, the 2011 Ironman Hawaii is still anyone's game and the event is sure to be wrought with excitement until the very last minute.
Videos from adventure sports and outdoor sports events.
Despite colossal electric storms, sleet and dangerously high winds, the 2011 Grand Raid des Pyrenees went off without a hitch in the Pyrenees region of southern France.
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.