in 1978 the IMed World Championship was born but it was on different Island on a wound now the Big Island is the home to the Ironman World Championship brought to you by Amazon I am Craig Welch joined by Paula Newby Fraser good morning Greg and welcome to everybody to the 2018 Ironman World Championship brought you by Amazon we are getting ready for a big day 40 years of dreams as we celebrate the 40th anniversary here on the Big Island just having a flyover of the Big Island of Hawaii but body marking is the order right now we see our athletes is checking in Susie Cheatham from the UK as they give their bodies mark they head on over to transition area after that to prepare for their biggest day the morning starts early as we see our defending champion Danielle re from Switzerland she's in being through her body mapping number f1 just pumping tires getting her nutrition set for their big day out here on Hawaii here we go now it is time to have a look at our swim course brought to you by Roca elongated rectangle out there 2.4 miles the distance out onto the bike cause a short paint miles inside of town before heading out on the Queen couple minor highway out past Kona Airport up into the Waikoloa Village area now if there is wind this will be the part which will challenge the air plates a right-hand turn the Kauai high up to the town of Harvey here on the Benton bike course 112 miles of distance and they retrace their steps all the way back into Kailua Kona where they will then get set for the run cause the last part will be very fast as they go past the Kona Airport with just six miles to bike out onto the Hoka onaona run cause it's a quick three and a half miles up and down each way on alley drive out toward the airport into the very challenging Energy Lab and retrace their steps down to everyone waiting at the finish line twenty-four hundred and seventy one athletes will start the race today the weather today record-setting conditions and low temperatures to speak of right now 72 degrees 90% humidity that is way up and light winds we're just about set for the men's pro division in the 2018 Ironman World Championship brought to you by Amazon our professional man lining up getting ready for their start at 6:35 this morning the professional woman will be lining up and starting five minutes later everyone spread out approximately 45 men on the start line here this year and as they head out indefinitely in record-setting conditions the conditions today what we would call a slack tide Greg the the high tide has come in so there's no real water pushing in or pulling out so we're looking for some very fast swimmers the record still holds from two decades ago with a forty six minutes and 41 seconds can it be broken today we will just have to wait and see Josh Ambuja from Australia one of the toughest swimmers out there he is one of the favorites to come out of the water in that first position there he goes right at the top of the screen already into a good position on the switch he certainly is Josh am Boger we expected him to be pushing out started somewhere in the middle which kind of forces all his competitors to take a look around and see where he is gonna put a little bit of pressure on the pace but not too much he would like some company out there as we look at this ever so slight swell not much chop on the water just a little bit of swell and everybody pushing to stay on his feet and we'll see what kind of pace that he continues to set today a single line is stretching right out there at the moment is an Mergent now puts in the hard yards he is now starting to accelerate away from the competition being about in a single file you know then Paula it is really going on I think that Josh once he gets to the turn around boat is gonna take a little glance back and perhaps think that he's dragging one too many people with him he certainly had made it clear that today he wants to swim he doesn't want to be stuck out there by himself he wants to have a few guys around him once he gets out onto that bike course so right now he's got just enough pressure to keep everyone strung out behind him with some good favorites in that pack right behind him Dennis chef Roe is in there from France also Anthony Costas you can also see in there Timothy O'Donnell and Andy parts from the USA now as they make the turn of the Roca swim course here they are at 1.2 miles into it at the halfway position now we've got that single line out there and the lead pack has now been splintered the lead pack suddenly getting splinted here just the way I think he wanted it they will be rounding these boys and then heading back home as he comes around those raucous twin boys he will be eyeing the towers of the King Kamehameha hotel and that will be his sighting point as he heads back to the pier I think he's gonna keep the pressure high and keep that group as tight and small as possible trying to make a gap on the rest of the field here at the moment because we do have the uber bikers that will be coming up a little bit later on the 112 mile vinton bike course but right now it's all about the Roker swim and as you were saying the navigating is not too bad here it's actually pretty easy yeah the navigating is very easy some very good static landmarks for the athletes to key off on the way out there is a nice point that they can ki land point they can key on and once they turn around and they come back the two towels of the King Kamehameha Hotel if they are coming back in and they psyche to the right tower they will be dead on as they come into the pier two of our favorites in that group of four were Tim Don and braid and curry just getting dropped off the back but back at the lead of the course right now Josh Ambuja from Australia is leading the race as he has done ever since we got going at 6:35 a.m. there is our lead paddler right now just navigating the way around the course as well a little bit easier for the athletes to see when they've got that paddler in front absolutely it enables him to just a leader to just slightly lift his head see the paddler right in front look ahead down and see the pier and that way stay on course keep his head down as much as possible because every time he lifts his head up a little it just breaks on the momentum but as we look at this definitely picking up the pace a few guys coming off the back of that lead pack swim times looking like they're moving pretty fast today Gregg these conditions are definitely playing for a faster swim than we've seen in previous remembering that the course record is 46:41 held by last Jorgensen from the United States over two decades ago and now we are seeing the dam burger is really tightening the screws on the rest of the competition there is Denish afro from france in second place with just 150 meters to go we can see that our age group men's race got underway just Moe just moments ago and here we go and Perga now at the end of the rope is swim does he have enough to get the report today well he's he's pushing hard but I think he's just missed it our record time just haven't gone past so it's not going to be a record but certainly one of the fastest swims that we've seen here in the last five years it's been the swim conditions have been rough for in previous years some of these athletes really struggling to break 50 minutes but I see we I think we're gonna see quite a few sub 50 minutes worms which is is new for us this year amperages pace was enough to only drank eight athletes through the Roca swim today there goes and budget from Australia Dennis chef rode from France's oh Anthony cost us Timothy O'Donnell's in there Andy pots from the USA are inside of our top five going through our bags here now the rule is that they have to go into the tent get changed run the perimeter of the transition area grab the bikes and out onto the Bentham yeah correct as we see these athletes going through their t1 grabbing their swim two bike bags getting changed and in order to make this event fair for every athlete that makes the start everyone is required to run the full perimeter of our transition area which is pretty large it's a good 300 meter run around to their bikes but that way everyone covers the same distance no one is getting an advantage so once again there's no winning and losing in transition but at this at this point you don't want to spend an extra 15 or 20 seconds in the transition Pro medley the board in the swim today was amber G from Australia with a 4738 missing the record by just over a minute Timothy O'Donnell Javier Gomez Moya Anthony Costas there we go with Giulio Mullen re from Italy Igor our Morelli from Brazil mesh robot from the USA just inside of our top 10 interest our kids one of our favorites on the bike today now exiting the water yeah Andrew stock oh it's definitely a crowd favorite back here after just a very very tough year a terrible accident making his comeback I think everyone is looking to him to see how far back he is going to be because he wants to push to the front and these athletes at the front want to get out on the course get themselves in their rhythm get set because they know he's coming yeah he does have the fastest ride in the history of Ironman 112 miles that is a four oh one set by an trees taka wigs now we go up to a lot erode the first turn is caught in the highway as they make a left-hand turn yeah these athletes have a little bit of a loop around town which is wonderful for the spectators they see them go out they make a little bit of a loop they come back down Palani onto the Kuakini highway which allows all the fans the friends families are here to see these athletes as we watched any chef row from France not surprised to see him I have a great athlete all-around athlete so to see him out setting the pace I am sure he wants to be up front set that pace they want to be prepared before the uber bike has come by the eight miles in town are now complete then we have the us's Timothy O Donnell he's already placed on the podium here in the IMF World Championship brought to you by Amazon having a great ride right now but this is our defending champion he is right up there he's at a great swim today and he is now poised in a very good position already now we have Andrew starquest from the United States this guy is the one that everybody looks tall and setting the pace out on the bike ride he is now leading our man he came out of the swim not too far behind and powered his way to the front he has pasado pending champion Patrick Lana one of the officials coming up having a word with Patrick not exactly sure what he's saying but they look like they're having a look like they were having a bit of a conversation but now we see that uber bike is as we expected out there we can we can see Andrew stockey wits but there he is Anthony Costas another French athlete also not unusual to see him pushing the pace very Aero position did you see that error position he has the pace is being sent early on with Andrew Starr quits now regaining the lead Cameron work from Australia sitting in second position there's cam Worth from Australia just right there he's doing a very good race and look at the setup that he has now let's talk about Cameron wood because he does hail from Australia he went to the Olympics as a rower and he wrote professionally for almost a decade exactly and he set the course record last year on the bike he single-handedly was the one that blew up at the race in 2017 resetting the bike course record so of everyone king of him king of andrew stock words but anthony cost us not giving up much he wants to give it a shot and try and hang in here with these uber bikers Costas is not really accustomed to leading the Ironman World Championship but today may be his day the Frenchman did very well in Ironman France just earlier on in the year in June but here is Patrick Langer he is the defending champion now making his move around the pack now what he has to do paula is he has to make his move and it has to be completed within 25 seconds then he has to move across and back into the line here in the Echelon exactly Patrick Langer definitely following the rules here the gap is 12 meters between each spica and you cannot slot in if if the gap is is not greater than 12 meters as we watch our pro men they're heading out to our and the winds at the moment Greg almost non-existent it's going to be a record-setting day for sure because six miles an hour may as well be nothing right here as we look at our 3d map over the Big Island of Hawaii there is a leader Pro Man and now Sebastian Kinley and that is not he's not back wheel the 2014 ironman world champion is struggling he came out of transition area had a flat tire now he got a new wheel and it's not working the way that he wanted yeah Sebastian Kenley stepped up here had a swim above his usual swim put himself in ideal setup and so very disappointing for him to have a mechanical so early in the bike ride a stock which now approaches the town of Harvey of the turnaround camera Werth is still sitting in second place at another Australian Josh Ambuja in third place but they have now made the move of the day they have quite a considerable gap both makes the turn in first place here at Harvey Town in second place it's Andrew Stark awaits from the USA and amber Chuck well he's hungry enough that he might even eat that bottle but not really Paula this is the turnaround and they're gonna hit the 8th station right now yes they as they make this turn round they hit the aid station in a few minutes back here come our leaders we now see and heed rights and Maurice Ravel's who's here doing his first corner right behind him Tim O'Donnell just that that swim of his has set him up well as we look at other top contenders ego a Morelli Braden curry our asia-pacific regional champion right in the mix there so these athletes come through they picked up their special needs and one of the most notable things as they start this very fast descent down from Harvey is that the wind Gregg nothing has bent over there is no wind blowing out there it's cool and I think these athletes are really gonna take advantage of that to your point Paul of the trees are usually bending over sideways here this is the North Kohala region this is the windiest point of the Big Island it comes from the windward side right past Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea and sweeps through this region but not today this is definitely going to be a record bike ride absolutely when you think that Cameron Werth set the bike course record last year and we had some normal trade winds blowing I think everybody's gonna take advantage of very very quick bikes blitz today Andrew stock awaits keeping the pressure on keeping keeps looking over his shoulder he is trying to break this apart he wants to be the singular athlete to set this bike course record and they certainly did a lot of chirping going on all week with him and Cameron without us camera worth is now ascending up to the top outside of Kauai high making the right turn onto the clean-cut Amana highway for the last time he now has 35 miles to ride worth the Australian took down that bike course record last year for 12 54 that is absolutely smoking hard he took three and a half minutes off that record now as the temperature climbs it was 72 in the morning now it's up to 82 we can see the heat haze on the road the humidity levels are still quite up there today but we've never seen this race with no wind on the highway look Rick I think the swim had a little white actually no little quite a bit of impact here because for the first time in this race we're not seeing a big strong out group we've got all these different groups along the way as we look at Tim Don one of the great stories from our Ironman event this year recently returned from a fractured neck injury from last year just before the race in 2017 won the Ironman Latin American Championship and set the world record then went to Kona had a horrific bike accident and now he's back in the race back to the action right now and our defending champion Patrick Plummer is sitting well at the back of the group there Michael vise he is on fire lately just a couple of weeks ago had the fastest run league in the 70.3 race and now he is on fire here on the bike ride yes this chase group has certainly started to come apart Michael Wiese riding his way up to it as we look at Cameron wolf it not Andrew Socrates Cameron wolf once again rolling into teeth two in the lead and in a new bike box record there we go in a 409 camera worth to just come in now he gets rid of the bike there to wear bike catches their camera were sets off now toward the hooker all night on a run course now he's onto the bike and he still looks pretty good they're pulling you can generally see an athlete finally right now but his posture is you know Cameron Werth came last year just to experience it to throw down on the bike reset their buckler's record he has spent the year working on his runs but his marathon has gotten better and better he has come to this event not only to dominate the bike ride this year but he is expecting a much better run this year and I enter in if all indications are holding from his year it will be much better with six iron mans under his belt already in 2018 today is going to be his toughest test yet as now we see star Chris just coming into the transition area not the bike ride that he wanted today he wanted to get out there and challenge that bike course record he's going to have to set Center for the second place camera work now grab some paint from the aid stations here as he makes his way out under the hooker on a on a run course 26 miles to go yeah Cameron worth looking good knows how to run a steady marathon Andrew stockey woods under the bike force record so theoretically set the bike course record but he's still in second place just I think he wanted the fastest back ride not looking that smooth but when does he ever look that smooth when he's running but it looks like it hurt him that effort was tremendous it's tremendous to see him back out here and I think in part that's a victory for him but it remains to be seen how things go for him on the run obviously getting himself together it's gonna stretch out his muscles I think that Andrews goal was the bike ride but I will say it's great to see him out there and I certainly hope that he keeps it steady well we've never say that you can win or lose the race in the transition area but that may take a little bit of you know speeding up to get starker words out there and putting yourself into a better position because we know what's behind right now and that is a pack of our competing athletes here in our pro men's division and a lot of our favorites today we've now out onto a Louie tribally tri has no wind it is very hot out there and it's almost like it's an oven effect it's totally and I'm an effective especially on Ally drive with all the trees the air is very still as we see Cameron Worth as he is practice setting a steady pace but look at this big guns right out of t2 going at each other as we see Braden curry one of the toughest competitors coming from multi-sport adventure racing he's throwing down early right there with Belgium smart Arnold's two of the best runners out of transition this beautiful run course he out on elite you drive they go out three and a half miles they will turn around at the hole Holly Park and then they will run back in toward town for Brooke making sure that he takes on that very important nutrition at this early part off to run for spoiler very important now as they now about 23 miles to go nutrition really starts to kick in now as we go to class one of the hills on the outward-bound lake here we see the tantric Langer has now ladies move he was very patient in the first six miles but now the defending champion is putting down a cracking pace that only a couple of athletes will be able to sustain well you know interesting that we see Cameron Wolfe has spent the year darling in his effort over the marathon each time he he did a nine men went up faded he certainly has dolled in at the pace that he knows he can maintain knowing that he has a pack of Langer Currie O'Donnell are not right behind coming back in town for the first time on the run course through five and a half miles camera work is still leading part are no ease in fifth place Michael Weiss from Austria Javier Gomez Moya and Maurice Ravel's and aundrea strides from Germany Anthony Costas and Julio Molinari USA's met Russell right in there as well as Joseph this David McNamee just coming into the frame he was third place last year and look out for Mac to me because he has a fast front leg bread and curried now is on the shoulder of Patrick London and Timothy O'Donnell from the USA I'm not giving it without a good fight well I say I think this is the that was the run leg we've all been waiting for three of the top runners and the sport going head to head down the Donnelly dry was like a heavyweight boxing match going up and down each one surging to the front and another one coming through none of them willing to give up but I patrick langa has the experience as he now starts to close the gap on Cameron work Cameron knowing that he's coming and to his credit Cameron has stayed out there in the lead and continues to look good continues to look steady what sportsmanship what respect it's wonderful look at the smile on their faces something a light-hearted moment in the heat of battle out there on the Queen K hi ray Patrick Langer from Germany at 8 miles he gets the lead of the race Braden curry in Timothy O'Donnell are fighting out in the top five right now so at 13 miles Patrick Langer leads but Arnott from Belgium New Zealand's Brandon Currie is in there with a strong race so far Cameron Werth is hanging in there Timothy O'Donnell is right there Javier Gomez noia one of our early favorites is right there and here comes McNamee from Scotland he is really putting in a surge yeah with the reports coming in that David McNamee our podium finish from last year coming back starting to push toward the front but still and here it is they continue to go round and round pushing one another Tim O'Donnell and Braden curry neither one and neither one of them wants to blink yet and in the meantime bought are not known for his tremendous marathoning putting in the surge as we watch these guys continue to go back and forth accelerating back and forth but not for Patrick Langer he's been the most consistent runner out there today we know that he holds the course record here at at 239 today is on pace to do just over 2 hours and 40 minutes and now we have to start talking about the overall course record as we see Belgium's but are not he's also running very very well he's on a pace that will break the other course record from the other year and now we see that he is picking up the pace and maybe coming back at Patrick Langer a little bit well Bart arnott's has always done well coming off of a tremendous spike split and in coming into the run and using the strength of his run to come through when the going gets tough and it's anybody else in front of him starts to fade we have watched him in the top 10 in Kona always pushing hard towards the end of the marathon so not surprising to see him but Patrick Langer seems to have made the definitive move on these athletes on on the Run course but being closely contested so he is certainly being challenged they're not making it easy for them as these athletes go through the professional fluid station this station setup for the athletes to put their own fluids that they can pick up themselves with just a few kilometres to go Patrick Lang and out from Germany has a sniff of the finish line the Amazon arch that is what they're all chasing after today Belgium's bark Arnaud right now he's still sitting in second place trying and struggling to make a move to get up into that first place and challenge Langer but now the Flying Scotsman look at David McNamee he's come all the way into third place all the way from down from 15th off the vine yeah David McNamee has had a challenging year and as we look at him running his way back to the podium wonderful the course record of 801 40 sudden suddenly looks in dire dire straits today those by course conditions the good swim conditions have cumulated and watching Patrick land produced his normal marathon now the course record looks to be she shattered bread magically our barrier can be shattered here in the World Championship but it needs that perfect day as team blogger wait at the finish line for their son for their favorite racer out there today Patrick is certainly on the way to that Amazon arch and the finish line here at the 2018 Ironman World Championship brought to you by Amazon now on Palani Road with just one mile to go Alena has a three and a half minute lead yeah Lana came out of the natural Energy Lab made that final 10k push the home and his pace suddenly jumped he started to run five ten seconds of mile farther than the rest of the field and he has stamped his dominance on to the marathon as he is known for at this event but bought our Knox continuing to be steady behind him Baba nuts is running out of real estate right now and just slowing a little bit we can see now that Luke then leader was one of our former course record holders that is Bart Arnold's coach and the Belgian athletes the German athletes in the Australian athletes have dominated the IMed World Championship over the last 15 years but now it is certainly going week Patrick Langer he is the defending champion he's gonna make it to from 2 today and it was a brilliant run a brilliant bike ride and a great swim that said everything up today to his picture patrick glamour ra cost record holder from last year i bet he didn't think that he was going to be able to come back and set a level this performance today is going to be this i think is going to be a day 40 years of dreams this was a dream day for this athlete i have a feeling that this is a mock that's gonna stand for a long time Greg what a moment for this young man Patrick Lang has smashes the 2017 IMF world championship course record today lowering that standard by nine minutes from an 801 to a 752 and for the very first time under eight hours at the World Championship he set it up with a great swim today a grape I can't even fit around with a 241 to finish things off and crown for the second year in a row Patrick Langer you you put together a swim bike run today unlike any race you've ever done before the complete Ironman and you own the Ironman championship course record amazing amazing but but I promise myself why not break the course record Trula please listen Julia so you promise yourself what if you broke course record yeah I think I have to go there do you wanna marry me Patrick wingers just on the iron man and he's just done something that takes a lot more energy in that is it proposal at the finish line falling you be crazy you don't see them every day of the week you don't see that every day of the week in fact this is definitely the first time we've seen the champion come across the line where it's a moment about him but he's so in love that he is making a marriage proposal as we look at fought on us this is definitely the race of his life this day set up beautifully for him this Belgian athlete has had many years of success it's wonderful to see that so rewarded to call him today butternuts from Belgium also breaking the former course record today going under eight hours of the IMF world championship brought to you by Amazon right here on the Big Island of Hawaii yes definitely the best race of his career and it was David make for me The Scotsman second year a row in third place David McNamee is just a heap you see it the redemption he has struggled a little during the year but he is showing that he belongs on the podium two years in a row on the podium two years with the see two of the same guys on the podium Craig Patrick Langer wins for the second year in a row at a 75238 part islets in second place and David McNamee round out the podium Timothy O'Donnell Bravin Curry in the top five Matt Russell Joe skipper Andy Potts Cameron worth hourly leader on the run finishing in ninth place and Michael vise from Austria at 1/8 11:03 for your top 10 as we see celebration right now here is the Ironman World Championship brought to you by Amazon Patrick Langer just about to shake that bottle and celebrate well into the afternoon so we are just about set for our women's Pro Race Greg this morning five minutes after the pro men started it 6:35 6:40 saw the start of our 36 Pro women and they took to the Seas everybody eyes on you see Charles going for that swim course record these great conditions Luci Charles Lauren Brandon who led up the swim last year these women how I think have made a decision that they're going to make a run at this one course report beautiful underwater shots right here in Kailua Bay beautiful Pacific Ocean the glistening waters today two point four miles on the Roca swim course and Luci Charles has done what we all thought that she wouldn't do and that was separate herself from Lauren Brandon this young lady here in 2012 narrowly missed the Olympic team in London 2012 in the open water swim and today you can see exactly the swim strength of this young lady yeah Lucy Charles and Lauren Brennan I thought would be swimming together I don't think Lauren thought for one minute she would not be able to keep up with her this from earlier this morning she had said the conditions are good she thought that she could go after the swim course record as well so to see Lucy Charles just hit it from the gun and managed to gap herself from Lauren is absolutely amazing but this is the passion this is the fearlessness of a 25 year old athlete she feels like she has nothing to lose is unafraid absolutely unafraid to go out there and just take it from the gun second place in the 2017 Ironman World Championship began her career as a competitive swimmer in 2015 not only did she win the world championship here in Kona but she also won the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in zell am see in austria a wide turn around the right now Lucy Charles has now made her way back to ward kailua-kona she only has 1.2 miles to go and already a sizeable lead in 1999 Jodie Jackson said our swim course record at 48 43 and today the conditions are setting up for a race record the conditions are perfectly setting up for us and Lucy Charles's in a league completely on her on when you look back and you see this big pack of women chasing her down and she is almost out of sight we can't even see her almost on a long shot so most of our favourites that we're looking at here in this front swim pack but as we scan back we don't see our defending champion Daniela Reef in as we would expect in the next three or four athletes right behind her we see how a Fredrickson we can see many of the other top athletes and swimmers but we are not seeing our defending champion yes Sarah true was leading that chase group around but Lucy Charles just out there on a row we just got a report that Danielle Reef had just been stung by a jellyfish but she's swimming just fine right now Lucy Charles continues to leave in getting after that race record in the swim course the Roca swim course record in 99 that is 48 43 we'll keep an eye on that right now as we see Lucy now making her way back with about 500 meters to swim near Palo and this is where the action is all about to start when they head out of transition on to the bike ride yeah we as we look at this lovely shot you can see how quickly she is swimming up onto the back of some of these professional men she started five minutes behind but she's closing that gap down on the best men in the sport and says she powers to that finish line she wants to get as big a lead as possible I know Lucy would like to she held on although almost all the way through the bike ride last year and I think she would like to get a lead that will serve her all the way through the ride this year our men's leader was just over thirty forty eight and a half minutes today and if Lucy Charles is gonna get that record she's gonna have to get under 48 43 today not too far away from the end of the roker swim course here we're getting ready for that venting bike ride but he comes loose Charles with just a few seconds underneath the course record it's going to be close it's definitely going to be close and she is not letting off the gas one one little bit she knows that every meet accounts and she's going to power it all the way and you watch a very quick transition as she stands and runs up she wants to get across that timing mat as quickly as possible Lauren Branden in second place she's almost back from a leader at the moment Luci Charles is having incredible swimming yes she takes the record down today Luci Charles of 2017 amen runner up she is now the course record holder in the row for swim what a great effort that was gosh this young woman from the UK her fearlessness is is it's remarkable she's going to head herself in get that change get out onto the bike get herself rolling and I think she's going to try and hold this gap as long as she can she has talked about wanting to get onto the run course alongside or in front of Daniela wreath to just have an opportunity to go feel that energy of the two of them together like head to head as she heads out she's all prepared making that run around transition suit Suda's zip top helmet is on wasting no time this woman has dialed it down and is not wasting a second well I thought Clark Kent was really quick in there Lucy Charles takes the cake what a smoking hot transition that was that was electrifying fast out there today and she is going to pick up time on the rest of the competition now Charles heads out onto the Vinton bike course making a left up onto Kuakini high where this is Lauren Brandon in second place and now she is over two and a half minutes down this is I think as as we look at the women's race at the start I think this is the first a notable story going on is the fact that she has managed to put that kind of time into an athlete like Lauren Brandon on the swim so I think as this race unfolds that is notable because to put that kind of time on Lauren is amazing look at the time Lauren puts on the rest of the women in the field and that's the best woman in the world are out there on that swamp and she is head and shoulders above them and she's even further ahead well now it's become official she took 31 seconds off the swim course record today but she's not even thinking about that right now because he comes Daniella Reef a little bit unlike her she's a little bit further down around about nine minutes at the moment down from our leader but you can see that Danielle Reef does not look right she looks like somebody who's got something going on and we did tell you before we can't clarify on those jellyfish stings right up and Eve underneath the arms but she has recovered back out onto the Queen couple minor highway Lucie Charles is our leader in our program ins division right now at eight and a half miles into the race and looking very good oh she's flying along the Queen K Highway and back back down out of the swim Daniela wreak a lot further back than we would expect her she came out with some of our other top contenders including Miranda Capri and Heather Jackson she would normally be a long ways ahead of them but nonetheless the champion that she has she got through that swim and she's heading out on the back ride as we see Lucy Charles and our other top swimmers Sarah true heli Fredricksen out onto the bike ride ahead onto the bike ride we go and there's ten yellow reef trying to make up for all of that time lost in the swim today in in transition but we know that the Angry Bird as we know Daniela reef is now making up time Lucy Charles leads at 31 miles into the bike course here brought to you by Bentham sarah crowley daniela reef and more a brand and our top four and as as we expected our champion got herself together out there on the by post just centered herself and then slowly chipped her way through the field made a big surge tossing many of the other contenders podium finishes Sarah Crowley she came right by her Sarah Crowley being as tough as they come is trying to hang on much the same as she did last year she may pay a price for this because at this point Danielle Arif is moving faster than anybody else out on the woman's bike course as we see Lucy Charles make making the turn in hobby and heading home this is her opportunity to see how that lead is is stacking up going through the aid station Lucy Charles is just trying to put the water bottle in the back there and this is the special needs and all there's a mistake by Lucy Charles now is she going to turn around and go back and get it well I I've got to say that the 15 to 30 seconds to get your nutrition if in in my position I would say you should do it obviously she doesn't feel like she needs it that that maybe a little error that will come back to haunt her in about another two or three hours let's take a look at our 3d map across the Big Island of Hawaii here this is where our leader Pro woman is at the moment heading way back from Kauai high from hobby to Kauai I'm just getting a little bit of hitmen coming down the hill that will be negated with the descent which is coming back into Kauai high and looking at Lucy Charles she's got herself back in her arrow position headin down the hill from Harvey this is the fastest part of this bike course as she takes the gradual downhill eighteen mile stretch to quite high but look who is coming Daniela reef has found her groove this is the Daniela we're used to seeing a little bit of a hiccup in the swim or perhaps a little more than a little hiccup it was rather a large hiccup for this champion but she has put it all behind her and headin to the front the barren lava fields are now are warming up now getting close to the midday Sun at the moment that gap between Charles and brief is two minutes and 19 seconds and coming down all the time she's taking around about 10 seconds a mile out of our leader at the moment so Daniela refill three-time champion she's on a tear she is on a tear when you think that she started this bike ride over ten minutes behind Lucy Charles we're now talking about a two minute gap and they still have at least 30 miles left to ride the champion is looking smooth looking like she has gotten herself dalton all the mishaps behind her Luci Charles now having to make the effort through these aid stations to pick up what she needs perhaps that drop of her aid at the special needs might be coming back at her right now because she's having to decide what else she can get to replace what she dropped leader Pro women out there with 46 miles to go they're riding at 27 miles an hour at the moment so that is very very quick and at that pace there may be a chance that they can break the Ironman World Championship course record on the bike today I think that the conditions today much like the swim are lining up as as we saw with the men up the road the speeds that these athletes are able to hold today under these conditions probably some of the best we've ever seen and taking advantage of it in fact as you look to the side of the road you see there's a little bit of a tailwind who gets a tailwind in the last 25 miles but Danielle arif has now locked on to her target normally the winds are a lot stronger and in the face of the athletes but today they are favorable especially for this woman right now she is now making her way back into town at about the 95 mile mark and now it's about time to overtake she'll move out of that trough line there she has 25 seconds to go around break the plane of the other athletes front wheel and there we go just like that we have a new leader Danielle Reef that's three time I met world champion is now in the lead of the race exactly where she's accustomed to be you know Daniela loves to lead off the bike and as I cast my mind back and I think her resume at I mean raises I am trying to think it's been two three years I have not seen her not come off the bike first in an Ironman race she is so tough she knows how to execute she knows what it takes and she wants to lead on to the run she wants everyone to chase her and she has set a record today well she's brought it down from another switz athlete there Karen Tariq took the record down the 444 just over a decade ago and now it belongs to Danielle Arif with a four hours and 26 minutes I cried today the first woman to crack the four and a half magic without unbelievable and then course record set by Karen Turek Karen Terry is an Olympic Time Trial champion so that just puts in perspective the kind of time and the performance that we saw from Danielle on the bike today and Danielle Arif is one of their strongest runners out here today here we go Lucie Charles just coming into the bike transition now she were just about set to head off onto the hooker on a on a run course and now she will face a deficit of one minute and 40 seconds one minute and 40 seconds not a lot Lucy's running continues to get that head more experience every year that goes by more and more confidence I don't think we're gonna see her give up at all or give it to Daniella that easily I think Daniel is going to be have to offer it and she will be looking and looking behind her but nonetheless Daniella knows how to take care of business as she heads out onto that run force just stoic and knowing what she needs to do as brief departs there goes Joshy arrives but nebula reef now she has this race at her feet the jellyfish stings are a distant memory she had a fantastic fire fight with an Ironman World Championship by course record today and now she sets off on her journey down alley drive three and a half miles down that high holy park she'll make that u-turn ain't coming back into town the women's leaderboard Danielle Reef leads 139 down Lucy Charles and Corinne Abram making a very good impression on the bike race today and Sarah Crowley hanging in for 4th place off the bike as we see these women going out onto the run course we see our podium from last year the all three women on the podium sitting in that top four Daniela looking just as she always does she's taking care of business smooth very controlled Lucy Charles looking wonderful out there she can see she is not going to given in she's going to try and keep that gap as close as she can for as long as she can and she is just waiting she does you never know what's gonna happen up the road ahead of you so she is gonna put herself in the position if there's even a falter from Daniela she is gonna be right there to take advantage of it mr. Charles checking the heart rate checking the pace right now but we can tell you that she's losing time on Daniela reef then yellow reef does not have a weakness in her repertoire she's a good swimmer she's a very solid bike rider and a great runner and look at the turnover by Daniela reef there's a lot of power being put through the ground there and they say that you're only as fast as your foot speed and right now Daniela has it going she really does and as we see Sarah true a rookie to Iron Man this year her first Ironman event in Frankfurt her first time in Kona and boy is she putting on a show as we see Sarah Crawley of the please finish up from 2017 Takas Ewa a win this year at the Ironman Hamburg she is getting ready and she is executing out there as we see Sarah true Wow look at this Riza trucky as she said ignorance is bliss out here on this run cause she has run herself into third place here there Hoka on a on a run course turn around in the natural energy lap now they have reached the furthest part of the course away from town on the run leg here now she's only got ten miles to run paula and looking very good at this point no weaknesses at all and for this young lady here Germany's anyhow has now ran right up into the top five and overtaken Sarah Crowley who has last year's podium finisher well I have to say it's a day for the rookies out there another rookie who did her first Ironman in Frankfort earlier this year a few struggles out there that day but her first time to here in Kona so our rookies are having a marvelous day fighting for that podium position and challenging the veterans so reaching the Queen Kaahumanu highway for the last time today at 20 miles it's wreath from Charles Sarah true and the other rookie Annie held in fourth place her rookies in third and fourth right now chasing down our champion and as our champion and our second-place athlete on the road Lucy Charles the one and two from La Co one and two from the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in South Africa just last month these two women seem to be at a level that's just a step or two above everyone else if they seem to be have a race within themselves and then everybody else racing behind them Lucy looking like a little bit of the heat is starting to get to her as she takes a lot of ice and fluids at the aid station wonder if there hasn't been a little bit come back from her losing her bottle but danielle arive rock-solid and now Sarah true has been there well taken down to a walk right now reduced to a walk through the aid station we can see that now things are getting a little tough for the Ironman wiki here this is where it can either fall apart or now she just has to get some nutrition in and yourself to the finish line yeah things are getting real for super true out on the highway as we see Danielle Arif coming through the arch Ali Drive I can only imagine the emotion a tough tough start to the day for her but here she is going to be taking her fourth consecutive world title only being done twice before one time for yourself and Mark Allen as well doing that four in a row so Danielle Arif now with a good swim but not a best a very good bike way the best we've ever seen by a woman at 4:26 and a great run a 257 is going to take the women's course record the Ironman World Championship course record down to 1/8 26 16 today Danielle Arif is a four-time champion this is such a remarkable performance I want for the ages to have a female athlete set a record sub 830 here in Kona on this course under these conditions under this pressure remarkable absolutely remarkable I think this this is a fantastic prolonged high Scott will stand for a long time pour as Lucy Charles now heads into the arch here the Amazon arch and the finish line in second place for the second year in a row she's also going to go down underneath the old world championship course record and in second place the 25 year old has had another great day on the Big Island of Hawaii and it was a Niihau in third place the two-time Olympian stepping up in the distance to the Iron Man 2 a rookie today out here in corner third place also what a great time for her it's been a remarkable day all round it's crazy I think I don't know if you know guys I got some great jellyfish in the swim and I thought I couldn't lift my arms anymore I thought I'm gonna quit and I thought okay now I can't because I'm the champion and there's gonna be kids out there they're gonna be so disappointed and I'm like okay this is the hardest time I've ever done 3.8 in such pain I'd like to sell it fishes here I was just paying it was horrible and then I was like okay no you can't give up you never know you never know and I can't believe it it's just unbelievable that this is possible I am yeah I'm just speechless to be honest I'm Daniella Reef just talking to the crowd they're taking her fourth title in a row over to see mum and dad they've traveled all the way from Switzerland to see their wonderful daughter create history down here today Paula well Madame Pele delivers a day and what a day it was woman's final standings Daniela reef Lucy Charles and hog on our podium without rookie Sara true Mirinda Capri what a great comeback for her in fifth place Sara Crawley Kaiser Sally Angela Nate Corrine Abraham and Lindsey Corbin back in the top ten again the magnificent top ten as we see kailua-kona in all of its glory right now looking down at the pier there without 20 741 bikes down there and what a great podium that was celebrating today Daniella reef taken her fourth title accepting the flowers there Lucy Charles in second place and then help from Germany in third his celebration will go on for a long long time while we're looking at this celebration and Hogg having a little trouble but boy these women are just loving it up there as they celebrate what will be remembered I think as one of the most amazing days in Ironman history all three women on the podium of breaking the old record and well into the night here coming up on the 17 hours we see the most incredible finishes coming across the Amazon arch and the finish line here at the 2089 men world championship brought to you by Amazon the fishes they struggled some of them were upright but we'll chat Lisa skidding across the line and the crowd tens of thousands of people welcoming home Hebrew me unagi from Japan this gentleman here Marcus Wade 484 pounds and competed in the Ironman World Championship the Entertainment went right throughout the night but it was Lucy Charles there's Andre strides and Patrick Langer it was a great day for all the action here in kailua-kona with a celebration of the finish line we can see athletes struggling across the line and just like that the celebrations will mark a fantastic 40 years of dreams of the Ironman World Championship brought to you by Amazon

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    thanks for sharing .. a friend is also preparing – https://www.facebook.com/0207technocrat https://www.instagram.com/manuj0207technocrat/

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Who let the triathletes out ? Wurf wurf wurf !

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    GO Laurent Jalabert!!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    That plot twist marriage proposal

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    16:22

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    I wish you reporters would stfu sometimes geez

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    If your not first, your last 👍

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    awesome!!!9h….
    더 대단한건 16시간주파…대단하십니다 모든분들…멋져요^^👍😘

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    was für eine Szene ab 26:53 !

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    They litter alot

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    dont marry, just live.
    documents ruin everything pure.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    i will make marriage proposal for top 10 last

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Where did she get stung by a jelly fish? right under her ass? 36:14

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    16:21

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    40:30 this idiot is actually drinking coke during a race…lmao

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    I wish there was a longer program including the non pros. I really enjoy the stories of people who overcame adversity or had special reasons for being there. The people that barely cross the line before they collapse, those people are amazing and I love to hear their stories of strength, not just the pros.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    What if they meet shark in the water?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Hermosas he impresionantes bicicletas. Casi tanto como la tenacidad coraje de los triatletas.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Монстр !!!! Просто монстр !!!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    They say brought to you by amazon a lil to much😂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    They should have a laser on the bike which shines a line 12 metres in front

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Hello, Possible de se préparer avec : https://www.frenchtri.fr/coaching-1/ , venez faire un tour, merci d'avance 🙂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    27:31 moment of the day 😱

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Who is most famous in Switzerland: Roger Federer or Daniela Ryf?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    That S-Works bike looks good.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Welchy and PNF… pair of legends!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Damn I can barley do 2 miles

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    I like how male athletes kiss the podium girl yet female athletes kinda step back when the podium boy tries kissing them

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Lucy's seat is too high.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    11:48 clearly teamwork

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    what are those white things they put in their bodies during the running phase?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    amazing in any aspect

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Thanks for these videos. Have a broken ankle so no racing this year but vids keep me excited.
    Cheers

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    The most juiced and the least tested athletes on the planet.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    It was posted by NBC and I should have watched in when I saw it but now it's been deleted and stating a copyright claim by Ironman. Which is such BS because the Commentator is all well worth the entire overview.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Hi Hugo. Within the last 24 hours your 2018 Kona video from NBC disappeared. Not sure if you knew.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    wow these two peoples voices are irritating ! ( wonderful races ) !

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU8KlwqS5XCe_zElp0RxM5A

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    I wish I was been there
    Fuck iraq

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    The only downside to the video is not, not, not showing the age group
    competitors! That is why this race is great! It's not about the
    winner's, but the middle of the pack racers who had to overcome
    everything to make it to Hawaii. Thus in that regard this video sucked,
    sucked, sucked! Suggestion to the organization all of the males should
    start together! Same with the woman start all together! Start the woman
    on Saturday and the man on Sunday!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Are you going to be uploading the NBC rebroadcast after it airs?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Nmnm n MN

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Great broadcast, excellent narration Paula and Greg, beautiful camera ground and 'copter shots, the camera people deserve a huge congrats for capturing the race from some different angles, really held my attention! To do that without getting in the athlete's way, or running into them with the motorbikes, as they do in the TDF
    is a huge feat.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Wow sub 8 hrs ..just getting faster

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    yo si il y a des français liker

    ps je pense qu'on seras 3 max😂😂😂😂😂

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  • June 3, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    Es increíble ver a Lucy Charles tan adelante de las demás competidoras y observarla rompiendo varios paradigmasdel buen nadador: Lucy Charles levanta la cabeza y la gira demasiado, lo que resulta en que asoma ambos cristales de sus goggles, respira unilateralmente y no veo claramente que flexione el codo como a muchos nos han enseñado. Y por lo tanto me intriga saber qué está haciendo bien para lograr la enorme ventaja que les lleva a las demás triatletas. Alguien podría decirme qué observa en su técnica que le permite semejante proeza???

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