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2012 Ironman World Championship

Coverage from the 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawai'i.

2012 Ironman World Championship video

The NBC recap of the 2012 Ironman World Championship, offering an exclusive look at a race that takes the fittest athletes in the world through a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run.

Pete Jacobs: 'I'm here because I want to hurt'

After winning his first ever Ironman World Championship title in Kona, an emotional Pete Jacobs tells his story at the awards banquet, and thanks those who helped to get him to the finish line.

Pete Jacobs and Andy Potts at the Ironman

A great video from ASICS following the overall winner, Peter Jacobs, and top-American finisher Andy Potts at the Ironman World Championship.

Ironman Ali'i Drive Series: Beginning

"The offseason's all about reconnecting with friends, family ... usually we drink a lot." - Mirinda Carfrae

NBC airing Ironman World Championship Saturday

Thanks in part to Lance Armstrong, NBC's coverage of the Ironman World Championship -- set for Saturday at 4 p.m. ET -- is 30 minutes longer and six weeks earlier.

The greatest finish line in sports

Pete Jacobs and Leanda Cave were the winners at the 2012 Ironman Triathlon. But the real story from Saturday in Kona happened during the final hour.

Running around in my underwear

The Underpants Run is exactly what you think is -- here are some of the best photos from the annual charity event in Kona, leading up to the Ironman World Championship.

Swimming in Kailua Bay

Thanks to the good people at Timex Sports, I'm spending the week in Kona, providing an one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes experience leading up to, and including, the Ironman World Championship. Here's what happened on Day 2.

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Ali'i Drive: Cult(ure)

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Ali'i Drive: Cult(ure)

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Hawai'i doesn't have doors

Thanks to the good people at Timex Sports, I'm spending the week in Kona, providing an one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes experience leading up to, and including, the Ironman World Championship. Here's what happened on Day 1.

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The exclusive 2012 Timex Kona watch. via http://tryathlon.tumblr.com/

Headed to Hawaii for Ironman World Championship

As something that has been in the works for a bit now, I'm happy to be able to finally say publicly that I am headed to Kona, Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship.

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The "Super Bowl" of triathlons

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Carfrae called the Ironman World Championship the "Super Bowl" of triathlons. "If you win Kona, the rest of the year doesn't matter," she said.

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Ironman Workouts With Chris Lieto: The Bike

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This is a great video series -- workouts with triathlete Chris Lieto. Plus, some good training tips and workouts.

'That's the drug. It's that pain.'

"They always grasp onto that moment, that painful moment. That's the whole reason we do it." The world's best triathletes discuss what they define as strength, and where they find it.