2012 Ironman World Championship

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Ironman World Championship, in pictures

A collection of photos from the 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawai'i.

Ironman World Championship airing on NBC

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NBC's recap of the 2012 Ironman World Championship airs Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. The two-hour highlight show will offer an exclusive look at a race that takes the fittest athletes in the world...

Pete Jacobs and Andy Potts at the Ironman

A great video from ASICS following the overall winner, Peter Jacobs, and top-American finisher Andy Potts at the Ironman World Championship.

Ironman Ali'i Drive Series: Beginning

"The offseason's all about reconnecting with friends, family ... usually we drink a lot." - Mirinda Carfrae

NBC airing Ironman World Championship Saturday

Thanks in part to Lance Armstrong, NBC's coverage of the Ironman World Championship -- set for Saturday at 4 p.m. ET -- is 30 minutes longer and six weeks earlier.

The most difficult day in sports

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Timex Sports sent Ryan Hudson to Kona to experience the 2012 Ironman Championship first hand. What he discovered was the most difficult sporting event in the world.

The greatest finish line in sports

Pete Jacobs and Leanda Cave were the winners at the 2012 Ironman Triathlon. But the real story from Saturday in Kona happened during the final hour.

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Running around in my underwear

The Underpants Run is exactly what you think is -- here are some of the best photos from the annual charity event in Kona, leading up to the Ironman World Championship.

Swimming in Kailua Bay

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Thanks to the good people at Timex Sports, I'm spending the week in Kona, providing an one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes experience leading up to, and including, the Ironman World Championship....

Hawai'i doesn't have doors

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Thanks to the good people at Timex Sports, I'm spending the week in Kona, providing an one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes experience leading up to, and including, the Ironman World Championship....

The exclusive 2012 Timex Kona watch. via http://tryathlon.tumblr.com/

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The exclusive 2012 Timex Kona watch.  via http://tryathlon.tumblr.com/

Headed to Hawaii for Ironman World Championship

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As something that has been in the works for a bit now, I'm happy to be able to finally say publicly that I am headed to Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship.

The "Super Bowl" of triathlons

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Carfrae called the Ironman World Championship the "Super Bowl" of triathlons. "If you win Kona, the rest of the year doesn't matter," she said.

Ironman Workouts With Chris Lieto: The Bike

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This is a great video series -- workouts with triathlete Chris Lieto. Plus, some good training tips and workouts.

'That's the drug. It's that pain.'

"They always grasp onto that moment, that painful moment. That's the whole reason we do it." The world's best triathletes discuss what they define as strength, and where they find it.

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