Ironman World Championship
Date: October 12, 2013
Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Rights Owner: World Triathlon Corporation
Event History: The first Ironman Challenge was held February 18, 1978, on Oahu with 15 men participating. The first woman competed in 1979. In 1981, the race moved to the lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. The event, first held in the spring, has been run in the fall since 1982. Now in its 37th running, the championship will host more than 2,100 athletes on the 140.6-mile course.
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