Going the Distance--the Hard Way
Most of them will need 10-13 hours to finish. Gordon Haller won the first Ironman in 1978 when he finished the gruelling race in 11 hours 46 minutes 58 seconds. It's a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike race, and ending with a 26.2 mile run--a full marathon.
Columbia's Amy Livesay and her husband Mark competed last year and they're back for this year's event. You can find out how they did by tuning in to KOMU's Sunday Night Sports Show at 10:25.