The Ironman The championship race is the culmination of the Ironman Athletes, both professional and amateur, earn a spot in the championship race by qualifying in races throughout the Some From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 26 July
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Chrissie Wellington - Wikipedia
Full official results are available on the event page. The host nation submitted the largest team with triathletes taking to the course, with Great Britain in second, fielding a massive squad of who made the journey to the other side of the world. The USA took the bronze medal in the participant number, just 16 athletes less than Great Britain with Some athletes made their way from as far afield as Venezuela, Oman, Norway, Morocco, Liechtenstein, Guatemala, Mauritius and Kazakhstan, ensuring that the strong turnouts from the larger countries were matched with passion and enthusiasm from the smaller triathlon nations. Australia were the big winners in the standard distance competition taking ten gold medals, ahead of the USA on eight.
She holds, or held, all three world and championship records relating to ironman-distance triathlon races: firstly, the overall world record, secondly, the Ironman World Championship course record from until Mirinda Carfrae lowered it in , and thirdly, the official world record for all Ironman-branded triathlon races over the full Ironman distance. She won the World Championship in three consecutive years — , but could not start the World Championship race because of illness, then — while suffering from injuries so severe that her former coach Brett Sutton said she should "not even be on the start line"  — regained the title in She is the first British athlete to hold the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, and was undefeated in all thirteen of her races over the ironman distance. She is the only triathlete, male or female, to have won the World Championship less than a year after turning professional, an achievement described by the British Triathlon Federation as "a remarkable feat, deemed to be a near impossible task for any athlete racing as a rookie at their first Ironman World Championships. Following her world record, her former coach Brett Sutton described Wellington as "a person of true international sporting excellence that is overshadowed by no one in any other sport.
After finishing in Central Park on Sunday, participants in the New York City Triathlon will huddle around the results pages, analyzing split times and category rankings. Chris Mosier, 31, will not be among them. Mosier is transgendered and will be competing in the triathlon for the first time as a man. In , he completed the 1.