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Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship (Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship hydrate as they past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

2012 NYC Ironman competition

Images from the grueling 140.6-mile triathlon.

Jordan Rapp, 32, of Tarrytown, won the Ironman
(Credit: Larry Rosa)

Jordan Rapp, 32, of Tarrytown, won the Ironman Championship clocking at 08:11:18. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Mary Beth Ellis, 35, of Superior, Colo., finished
(Credit: Larry Rosa)

Mary Beth Ellis, 35, of Superior, Colo., finished first among women in the Ironman Championship clocking 09:02:48.

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship hydrate as they past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a
(Credit: John Meore)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a flat tire with the help of a race volunteer and Ken Deitz, center, of Montvale as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a
(Credit: John Meore)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a flat tire as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Competitors in the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Competitors in the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship hydrate as they past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship hydrate as they past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

A racer smiles as she passes the water
(Credit: John Meore)

A racer smiles as she passes the water station of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Sanita Lee Smith North Caldwell NJ hands out
(Credit: John Meore)

Sanita Lee Smith North Caldwell NJ hands out protein supplements as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Bananas are ready for the riders as participants
(Credit: John Meore)

Bananas are ready for the riders as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Natalie Angel of Union City NJ hands out
(Credit: John Meore)

Natalie Angel of Union City NJ hands out water bottles as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Kelsey Palijan, Mahwah, NJ hands out water bottles
(Credit: John Meore)

Kelsey Palijan, Mahwah, NJ hands out water bottles to the riders as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Volunteers man the water station as participants of
(Credit: John Meore)

Volunteers man the water station as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Victor Mayo of Saddle Brook NJ hands out
(Credit: John Meore)

Victor Mayo of Saddle Brook NJ hands out water bottles as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Victor Mayo of Saddle Brook NJ hands out
(Credit: John Meore)

Victor Mayo of Saddle Brook NJ hands out water bottles as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle past the water station on the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in Pearl River. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Teresa Moran and Greg Hutter of New City
(Credit: John Meore)

Teresa Moran and Greg Hutter of New City get a birds eye view as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a
(Credit: John Meore)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a flat tire with the help of a race volunteer and Ken Deitz, center, of Montvale as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a
(Credit: John Meore)

Patrick Moran of California stops to fix a flat tire as participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Competitors in the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Competitors in the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the Palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship
(Credit: John Meore)

Participants of the Aquadraat Sports IRONMAN U.S. Championship cycle along the southbound side of the palisades Parkway in New City. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Karim Mabrouk of Naugatuck, Conn., and originally from
(Credit: AP)

Karim Mabrouk of Naugatuck, Conn., and originally from Tunisia, acknowledges friends and family as he and other athletes stand on line to board ferry boats bound for the swim portion of the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship in Fort Lee, N.J. About 2,500 athletes were prepared to participate in the 140.6-mile race that winds its way along New Jersey and New York, finishing in Manhattan. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Philip Titterton, center, and Jim Parks of the
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Philip Titterton, center, and Jim Parks of the United States are cheered by a fan, left, during the cycling portion of the Ironman competition in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

The first swimmers competing in the Ironman competition
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The first swimmers competing in the Ironman competition arrive at the dock in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Pro triathlete Luke Bell of Australia exits the
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Pro triathlete Luke Bell of Australia exits the water after the swimming leg of the Ironman competition in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Scott Hulsey of the United States, right, walks
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Scott Hulsey of the United States, right, walks with other competitors as they get ready for the cycling leg of the Ironman competition in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Pro triathlete Bert Jammaer of Belgium runs though
(Credit: AP)

Pro triathlete Bert Jammaer of Belgium runs though a fresh water shower after completing the swim portion Ironman competition in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Jay Divine of the United States, right, prepares
(Credit: AP)

Jay Divine of the United States, right, prepares for the bike leg of the Ironman competition in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Athletes climb the first hill just after the
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Athletes climb the first hill just after the swim portion of the Aquadraat Sports Ironman U.S. Championship in Fort Lee, N.J. About 2,500 athletes were prepared to participate in the 140.6-mile race that winds its way along New Jersey and New York, finishing in Manhattan. (Aug. 11, 2012)

Pro triathlete Michael Lovato of the United States
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Pro triathlete Michael Lovato of the United States rolls along near Fort Lee, N.J., during the 2012 Ironman competition. About 2,500 athletes were prepared to participate in the 140.6-mile race that winds its way along New Jersey and New York, finishing in Manhattan. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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Professional triathlete Mike Twelsiek, of Germany, pedals along
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Professional triathlete Mike Twelsiek, of Germany, pedals along the course in the cycling portion of the Ironman competition in Fort Lee, N.J. (Aug. 11, 2012)

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