More than 2,200 age groupers took to lava fields to vie for the chance to be named Ironman world champion.

2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Age groupers compete at the 2015 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
2015 Ironman World Championship
Athletes compete at the 2015 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship
Carlos Moleda competes at the Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
2015 Ironman World Championship
2015 Ironman World Championship

Photos: Nick Morales / Paul Phillips / Competitive Image

While the helicopters and television cameras followed the intense professional race out front, more than 2,200 age groupers took to lava fields to vie for their own chance to be named Ironman world champion. See images of the age-group race above.