Where: Kaiula-Kona, Hawaii, United States
When: October 11, 2014
More: Since 1978, the Ironman is renown as the ultimate triathlon, combining a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and a full marathon. (Compared to the Olympic standard distances of .93 / 25 / 6.2) Over 2,000 athletes will compete over men's, women's, and physically challenged divisions in the annual event.
Fun Fact: Australia's Mirinda Carfrae has made it onto the podium the last five Championships: 1st in 2013, 3rd in 2012, 2nd in 2011, 1st in 2010, and 2nd in 2009. Her winning time of 8:52:14 in 2013 is the all-time course record for women, and she is the favorite for the 2014 title.