This is the view on Alii drive leading up to the finish line of the race. Not a bad way to complete a 140.6-mile journey, I'd say.
Check out this supersized gallery of images from the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
Ben Hoffman is one stout biker, and he knows his gear. I saw down with him for a chat about its role in his racing life.
What I love about this year's Kona Championships is that both winners - and the bikes they ride - have taken titles in the past. And that story is intriguing.
Crowie just won his third Kona title, ripping up the bike course on his new, state-of-the-art steed. Performance Advisor Mat Steinmetz gave me the scoop.
For the World Championships, Andreas is riding one of the slickest new rides out there - the same BMC TM01 he used to set a new World Record in Roth.