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Pete Jacobs wins Ironman title

Updated: October 13, 2012, 10:40 PM ET
Associated Press

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Australia's Pete Jacobs won the Ironman world championship Saturday, beating Germany's Andreas Raelert by more than 4 minutes.

The 31-year-old Jacobs, second last year, finished the 2.4-mile ocean swim in Kailua Bay, 112-mile bike ride through the scorching lava fields along the Kohala Coast and 26.2-mile run through Kailua Village and out onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway in 8 hours, 18 minutes, 37 seconds.

"I'm in love with this sport," Jacobs said moments after ...

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