Photos of the 1985 Ironman World Championship.

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1985 Ironman Hawaii
TRIATHLETE.COM IS ARCHIVING THE HISTORY OF IRONMAN HAWAII WITH GALLERIES OF THE PAST 28 YEARS OF KONA. CHECK BACK ON THURSDAY FOR IMAGES FROM 1986. Athletes lining up for the 1985 Ironman world championship in Kailua Bay in Kona, the same location as the race start today. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Back in the ’80s, spectators could sit right on top of the athletes on the sea wall. Currently, the finish structure and access limitations drive spectators a little down the bay. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
An age grouper preparing for the start. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Wetsuits have never been permitted in the race, and swim skins wouldn’t be invented for another 20 years. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Pat Griskus was the first lower leg amputee to finish the Ironman World Championship. He died in a training accident on the course years later. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
With Dave Scott sitting the race out in 1985, Scott Tinley was the heavy favorite. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Tinley was the first person to use handlebars designed specifically for aerodynamic performance. This dropped bull-horn bar predates the modern form of an aerobar. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Joanne Ernst took the lead during the ride. With twin sisters Sylviane and Patricia Puntous, the best athletes during the ’83 and ’84 races, out of the race, the top spot was wide open. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Chris Hinshaw earned a big lead over Tinley during the swim and held him off on the bike. He left T2 in the lead. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
1982 Kona champ Kathleen McCartney finished 6th in 1985. She was part of the defining race on ABC in 1982 that helped draw attention to the sport. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Tinely came off the bike in second. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Tinely overtook Hinshaw shortly after T2 and took hold of the race. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
By the time he reached the Queen K highway during the marathon, Tinely had such a substantial lead that the win seem assured unless he blew up. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Tom Warren was the second-ever Ironman champion in 1979. Sports Illustrated did a large feature on him after that race that helped raise the profile of triathlon. He finished outside the top 15 in 1985. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Ken “Cowman” Schirk rode around the course, watching the race and cheering the competitors. He finished second in 1979 and was one of the first finishers of the Western States 100 ultramarathon. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Ernst got off the bike at the front of the race and Elizabeth Bulman closed fast during the marathon. Ernst barely held her off and won by 93 seconds. In third place was Paula Newby-Fraser. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
With his large lead, Tinley started to relax a bit during the marathon until Dave Scott came up alongside him in a car. Scott implored Tinley to break his course record and Tinley drove hard to the finish. Photo: Lois Schwartz
1985 Ironman Hawaii
Tinely won the race and broke Scott’s course record, finishing in 8:50:54, more than 25 minutes ahead of Hinshaw in second. It was his second and final Ironman world title. Photo: Lois Schwartz