BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – More than 2,500 athletes from 33 different countries participated in the Ironman Triathlon in Boulder which was won by Boulder’s own Justin Daerr on Sunday.
An Ironman Triathlon is a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike race followed by a marathon run.
Daerr turned out to be the fastest of them all.
“Hearing your name all day long on the run course; that’s a huge advantage. It just gives you a reason – every time you hear a word of encouragement it just kind of refocuses you back to get the job done,” Daerr said. “I’m pretty tired but it was worth it.”