100 things to know about Ironman

Upcoming Word Championships filled with interesting tidbits on athletes, course

Updated: October 10, 2013, 3:09 PM ET

The Ironman World Championship takes place Oct. 12, and here are 100 facts you should know before watching elite athletes take on the course in Kona, Hawaii: 

1. The top 10 men's finishers in 2012 went like this: Pete Jacobs, Andreas Raelert, Frederik Van Lierde, Sebastian Kienle, Faris Al-Sultan, Timo Bracht, Andy Potts, Tim O'Donnell, David Dellow and Dirk Bockel. For the women: Leanda Cave, Caroline Steffen, Mirinda Carfrae, Sonja Tajsich, Mary Beth Ellis, Natascha Badmann, ...

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