Australia's Pete Jacobs wins Ironman world championship
KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Australia's Pete Jacobs won the Ironman world championship on Saturday, beating Germany's Andreas Raelert by more than 4 minutes.
The 31-year-old Jacobs, second last year, finished the 3.8km ocean swim in Kailua Bay, 178km bike ride through the scorching lava fields along the Kohala Coast and 42km run through Kailua Village and out onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway in 8 hours, 18 minutes, 37 seconds.
"I'm in love with this sport," Jacobs said moments after winning.
"I'm so lucky to have this opportunity and have a good day out there. It was an unbelievable day and there's much love out there."