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Ford Ironman World Championship
Kona, Hawaii • October 9, 2010

pro , virginia berasategui y eneko llanos

Azpiazu Tobar Jon-----------UK
Codinach Alberto------------Lanzarote
Egea Caceres Aritz----------Regensburg
Iker Baztarrika ------------UK
Salom Jose------------------Lanzarote
Andoni Ibarbia -------------UK
Miguel Javier---------------Lanzarote
Cuello Andres Alejandro-----Lanzarote
Cuesta Roberto--------------Lanzarote
Fuente Pablo--------------- Lotería
Vidal Gil Moises------------Lanzarote
Menendez de Luarca Jaime----Sudafrica
Pereira Cesar---------------Cozumel
Reig Jordi-------------------Niza
Rocha Sarmiento Rodrigo-----Ironman UK
Campillo Vicente Juan Carlos-Lanzarote
Comas Albert-----------------Louisville
Garcia Ramon-----------------Regensburg
Guzman Pascual Jordi---------Niza
Aja Fernando-----------------Lanzarote
Egea Jordi-------------------Frankfurt
Llanos Eneko-----------------Lanzarote
Prat Dot Cristina------------Lanzarote
Calatayud Marta--------------Niza
Berasategui Virginia---------Kona

If you are a triathlete, there is no bigger day in this sport than the Ford Ironman World Championship. It is the race that defined our sport as it came of age, and continues to be the defining race in our sport for any avid triathlete.

To get to the starting line in Kona, you must either be very lucky and get yourself a spot through the lottery, or very talented, and win yourself a qualifying spot at one of the qualifying events held around the world.

Tens-of-thousands of triathletes try to get one of those coveted Ironman spots every year. Only 1,800 succeeded.

That means 1,800 "lucky" people get to test themselves on one of the biggest challenges the sports world has to offer ... 2.4-miles of swimming, 112-miles of biking, and a 26.2-mile marathon run through tough ocean waves, and challenging lava-covered terrain.

While there are thousands of triathlons around the world, it is this one that truly defines the sport. It all began at an Awards Ceremony for a relay running race in Honolulu in 1977. A group of local athletes discussed the idea of an endurance triathlon and combining three major events that already existed on the island. John Collins suggested combining them and making it a single-day event. Later that evening, Collins took the stage announcing the event and that "whoever finishes first, we will call him the IRONMAN." It has since become triathlon's Super Bowl, Wimbledon, World Series, World Cup, and Tour de France all rolled into one. What makes this event so unique is that "average" people get to compete alongside the best in the world.

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