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.
As usual, Andy Potts was the first guy out of the water. Behind him, a huge chase group was riding hard to catch and overtake him. To no one's surprise, Lieto and Tollakson were at the front pushing the pace.