2016 Ironman 70.3 Augusta

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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Patrick Vellia (left) is lead by Jonathan Blackley during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. The pair finished 1821 and 1822 respectively. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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The 8th annual Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. TODD BENNETT/STAFF

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor passes under a flag strung from the 5th Street Bridge during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors run along Broad Street during the running portion of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Christopher Douglas crosses the finish line as the current men's leader during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors run along Broad Street during the running portion of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor takes video of his wounds following Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor is carried across the finish line after collapsing short of the finish during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor takes video of his wounds following Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Helle Frederiksen of Denmark, the overall women's leader, cools off after crossing the finish line during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor is carried across the finish line after collapsing short of the finish during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor is tended to after crossing the finish line during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Helle Frederiksen of Denmark is congratulated as she nears the finish line during Ironman 70.3 Augusta as the overall women's leader, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Helle Frederiksen of Denmark crosses the finish line during Ironman 70.3 Augusta as the overall women's leader, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Helle Frederiksen of Denmark crosses the finish line during Ironman 70.3 Augusta as the overall women's leader, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Medals for competitors crossing the finish line fill a table during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors exit the Savannah River as they make the transition from swimming to their bikes during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Volunteers line the course to cheer on competitors during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors exit the Savannah River as they make the transition from swimming to their bikes during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors make the transition from swimming to their bikes during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Caroline Gaynor (left) competes as a guide for Tina Ament who has been blind since birth during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. Gaynor has been guiding vision-impaired athletes since 2008 and been working with Ament for almost six years. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors make the transition from swimming to their bikes during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Caroline Gaynor (left) competes as a guide for Tina Ament who has been blind since birth during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. Gaynor has been guiding vision-impaired athletes since 2008 and been working with Ament for almost six years. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Caroline Gaynor (center) competes as a guide for Tina Ament (left) who has been blind since birth during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. Gaynor has been guiding vision-impaired athletes since 2008 and been working with Ament for almost six years. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Caroline Gaynor (center) competes as a guide for Tina Ament (left) who has been blind since birth during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. Gaynor has been guiding vision-impaired athletes since 2008 and been working with Ament for almost six years. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A wave of competitors starts the swimming leg of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors prepare to enter the water for the start of the swimming leg of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor in the Women's Pro Division takes the lead in the swimming leg of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors pass under the 5th Street Bridge during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Safety boaters line the swimming course before the start of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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A competitor passes under a flag strung from the 5th Street Bridge during Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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Competitors in the Women's Pro Division prepare for the start of the swimming leg of Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016, in Augusta, Georgia. An estimated 3600 athletes swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles and ran 13.1 in what is touted as one of the largest Ironman competitions in the world. (Todd Bennett/The Augusta Chronicle)

by: Todd Bennett

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