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A competitor bikes through the cycling heat of (Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

A competitor bikes through the cycling heat of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Ironman World Championship 2013

See photos from the big race in Kona, Hawaii, where three Long Islanders competed for the title of Ironman World Champion.

A competitor salutes as he crosses the finish
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

A competitor salutes as he crosses the finish line at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Marc Blumencranz, of Manhasset, finishes the Ironman World
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Marc Blumencranz, of Manhasset, finishes the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A competitor crosses the finish line after completing
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

A competitor crosses the finish line after completing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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An Ironman World Championship competitor crosses the finish
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An Ironman World Championship competitor crosses the finish line in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors cross the finish line, completing the Ironman
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Competitors cross the finish line, completing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Ironman World Championship competitors participate in the running
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Ironman World Championship competitors participate in the running portion in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Some competitors begin the running portion of their
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Some competitors begin the running portion of their races as others finish the cycling heat during the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors run during the Ironman World Championship in
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors run during the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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A competitor rounds a curve during the running
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A competitor rounds a curve during the running heat of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors cycle during the Ironman World Championship in
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors cycle during the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

A competitor bikes during the cycling heat of
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

A competitor bikes during the cycling heat of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

One Ironman competitor uses a recumbent bike during
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

One Ironman competitor uses a recumbent bike during the World Championship event in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors start the cycling heat of the Ironman
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Competitors start the cycling heat of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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A competitor bikes through the cycling heat of
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

A competitor bikes through the cycling heat of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors swim during the water heat of the
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors swim during the water heat of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the
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Competitors swim during the water portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

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Competitors swim during the water portion of the
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors swim during the water portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Competitors wait to start the swim portion of
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

Competitors wait to start the swim portion of the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

As dawn creeps over Kona, Ironman World Championship
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As dawn creeps over Kona, Ironman World Championship competitors prepare for the swim portion of the event in Hawaii. (Oct. 12, 2013)

Workers put finishing touches on the Ironman World
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Workers put finishing touches on the Ironman World Championship finish line in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 11, 2013)

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A day before the Ironman World Championship in
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A day before the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, vendors and registration tents are open. (Oct. 11, 2013)

People visit the Ironman World Championship expo one
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People visit the Ironman World Championship expo one day before the big race in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 11, 2013)

The routes of the Ironman World Championship event
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

The routes of the Ironman World Championship event pass Hulihee Palace, now a museum and the former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 11, 2013)

A banner for the Ironman World Championship lists
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

A banner for the Ironman World Championship lists all the competitors in the Kona, Hawaii, event. (Oct. 11, 2013)

This road is near the starting line of
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

This road is near the starting line of the Ironman World Championship event in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 11, 2013)

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This is the portion of the racecourse where
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This is the portion of the racecourse where competitors will switch from the biking to the running portion of the Ironman World Championship event in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 11, 2013)

The grandstand is ready near the finish line
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

The grandstand is ready near the finish line of the Ironman World Championship. (Oct. 11, 2013)

This is where competitors in the Ironman World
(Credit: Brian T. Dessart)

This is where competitors in the Ironman World Championship will enter the water for the swim heat of the event in Kona, Hawaii. (Oct. 11, 2013)

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