Tony Kanaan, Vitor Meira finish Ironman

Updated: October 9, 2011, 10:04 AM ET
Associated Press

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -- Tony Kanaan and Vitor Meira triumphed in a very different race.

The IndyCar drivers are now Ironmen.

Both drivers finished one of the most grueling endurance races in under 13 hours.

The Ironman World Championship includes a 2.4-mile ocean swim, 112-mile bike ride through hot ancient lava fields and a 26.2-mile marathon.

The drivers joined more than 1,850 triathletes in Saturday's race.

Meira clocked in at 12 hours, 24 minutes and 2 seconds; Kanaan finished in 12:52:40. Meira was 1,407th and Kanaan was 1,486th overall.

A total of 1,918 triathletes started the race, including 50 professional men and 30 professional women.


Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

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