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2018 IRONMAN World Championship: photos – part six

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IRONMAN World Championship swim start - Photo by Nils Nilsen - IRONMAN

In this final, part six, instalment of images from the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship brought to you by Amazon in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, we see the build-up and action on race day.

On Saturday, October 13, IRONMAN notes that the race offered ‘a picture-perfect day with light winds and temperatures in the mid-80s’. Defending champions Patrick Lange (DEU) and Daniela Ryf (CHE) shattered their own course bests in what will go down as the fastest race in history taking claim to the crown at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship.

Lange repeated his 2017 IRONMAN World Championship success finishing with a winning time of 7:52:39, while Ryf claimed her fourth IRONMAN World Championship title with a time of 8:26:18. After crossing the finish line, Lange added to the day’s highlights by proposing to his girlfriend Julia Hofmann, ‘capping off one of the most monumental finishes in the history of the sport.’

 

KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 12: A competitor prepares their bike in the transition area during the preparation for the Ironman World Championships on October 12, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
IRONMAN Foundation Ambassador Athletes – Photo by Nils Nilsen – IRONMAN

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 12: Andrew Messick, CEO of Ironman helps out setting up the bikes in the transition area during the preparation for the Ironman World Championships on October 12, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 12: A competitor prepares their bike in the transition area during the preparation for the Ironman World Championships on October 12, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
IRONMAN World Championship swim aerial view – Photo by Donald Miralle – IRONMAN

 
IRONMAN World Championship swim aerial view – Photo by Donald Miralle – IRONMAN

 
IRONMAN World Championship swimmers from below – Photo by Donald Miralle – IRONMAN

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Athletes compete during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Lionel Sanders of Canada competes on the bike during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Brent and Kyle Pease compete on the bike during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Patrick Lange of Germany runs during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Runners compete during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Patrick Lange of Germany celebrates after setting a course record of 7:52:39 to win the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Patrick Lange of Germany proposes to his girlfriend Julia Hofmann after Lange sets a course record of 7:52:39 to win the IRONMAN World Championship brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Daniela Ryf of Switzerland celebrates after setting the course record of 8:26:16 to win the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Tim Don of Great Britain celebrates after finishing during the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 
KAILUA KONA, HI – OCTOBER 13: Brent and Kyle Pease celebrate after finishing the IRONMAN World Championships brought to you by Amazon on October 13, 2018 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

 

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