We’ve put together the best of what we saw as the race unfolded.
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- Germany’s Patrick Lange became the first person to finish the IRONMAN World Championship in under 8 Hours
- Patrick Lange’s (DEU) time of 7:52:39 broke his own course best set in 2017 of 8:01:40.
- celebrated by proposing to his girlfriend, Julia Hofmann at the finish line
- Patrick Lange’s manager Jan Sibbersen also raced and set a new swim course best at the IRONMAN World Championship with a time of 46:30, breaking the previous best of 46:41 (Lars Jorgensen) that stood for 20 years.
- Kyle and Brent Pease became just the second special team to ever finish the IRONMAN World Championship; The last team to do so was Dick and Rick Hoyt in 1999.
- Liz McTernan (GBR) became the second female hand cyclist to ever finish the IRONMAN World Championship; The last women hand cyclist to finish was Minda Dentler (USA) in 2013 (14:39:14). McTernan now also holds fastest time for female hand cyclists (14:21:13)
- Hiromu Inada (Japan) at 85 and 11 months became the oldest competitor to ever finish an IRONMAN
- Bart Aeronaut (BEL) also finished under 8 hours with a time of 7:56:41.
- Daniela Ryf’s (CHE) time of 8:26:18 broke her own course best set in 2016 of 8:46:46.
- Lucy Charles (GBR) set a new swim course best of 48:14, beating Jodi Jackson’s 48:43 time set in 1991.
- Cameron Wurf (AUS) set a new bike course best of 4:09:06 beating the previous best of 4:12:54 he set himself in 2017.
- Ryf set a new bike course best for the women in 4:26:07. The previous best time was 4:44:19 set in 2001 by Karin Thuerig.