The 2012 Ironman World Championship recap airs Saturday on NBC at 4 p.m. ET. To help get you properly prepared, here is a photo gallery from the race and festivities leading up to the grueling day two weeks, put together by Ryan Hudson, who spent a week in Kona covering the great race, thanks to Timex Sports.
And there is also plenty of exclusive content from the author, who spent a week in Kona covering the race, thanks to Timex Sports:
- Ironman World Championship: The hardest day in sports
- Ironman: Where finishing last can be better than first
- Photo gallery: Kona Underpants Run
- Video: My day at the Ironman World Championship