This year, the Ironman World Championships proved to be one of the most exciting in recent memory. Craig Alexander transformed into a super-biker, posting the fifth fastest bike split in the race's history! And Chrissie Wellington showed the depth of her fortitude by overcoming a 22-minute deficit to take her fourth title in four attempts. And in the midst of that story is some of the most amazing, high-tech gear the sport has ever seen. Here's a gallery of some of the best biking and running shots we took from the day.
Fireworks erupted at Oceanside when Andy Potts and Jesse Thomas came down to a sprint finish. On the women's side, Heather Jackson put the hurt down with her blistering run to take the win. Check out our supersized race-day gallery inside.
It was a long, hot day in the Nevada desert, full of exciting racing and an upset of the established order. New winners were crowned in Sebastian Kienle and Leanda Cave. Check out our supersized gallery.