Recap the thrilling Kona 2017 race-day action with this gallery from photographer Paul Phillips.

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The pro men line up for the swim start
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Chaos at the men’s swim start
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Lucy Charles exits the water at the 2017 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Lead swimmer Josh Amberger (AUS) heading out of T1 with a 1:11 lead on the chase group
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Last year’s winner, Jan Frodeno (GER), climbs out of T1 with Harry Wiltshire (GBR) in tow. Both athletes were part of a large pack of 30 men exiting the water together.
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Daniela Ryf (SUI) exiting T1
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Andy Potts (USA) on the bike
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Daniela Ryf (SUI) leading Annabel Luxford (AUS) early in the bike
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) and Cameron Wurf (AUS) riding on Queen K Highway
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Josh Amberger (AUS) pushing into the crosswinds on the Queen K
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Lucy Charles (GBR) on her way to a second-place finish in Kona. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Daniela Ryf (SUI) and Annabel Luxford (AUS) leads a group of four on the Queen K
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Lucy Charles will be one of the team’s mentors. Pictured here on her way to a second place finish at the 2017 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Jan Frodeno (GER) leads the large front men’s pack
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) on the way out toward Hawi. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Heather Jackson (USA) heads out toward Hawi
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Sebastian Kienle (GER) heading back from the Hawi turnaround
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Daniela Ryf (SUI) on the way back from Hawi
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Lauren Brandon (USA) in second coming back from Hawi
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Tim O’Donnell (USA) heading back toward town after the Hawi turnaround
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Ben Hoffman (USA) on the way back from Hawi
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Jan Frodeno (GER) heading back toward town
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) heading toward town
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) on the run near the Ali’i turnaround
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James Cunnama (RSA) on the run
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Torrenzo Bozzone (NZL) on his way to a sixth-place finish at last year’s Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Patrick Lange (GER) and David McNamee (GBR) heading out toward the Ali’i turnaround
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Sebastian Kienle (GER) on his way to second place a the 2017 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Cameron Wurf on the Kona run course. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Ben Hoffman (USA) running on Ali’i toward the turnaround
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Tim O’Donnell (USA) running back from the Ali’i turnaround
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Jan Frodeno (GER) struggled early on the run due to injury and was forced to stop
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Daniela Ryf (SUI) on the run heading out toward the Ali’i turnaround
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Lucy Charles (GBR) heading out on the run toward the Ali’i turnaround
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Heather Jackson (USA) heads out on the run
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Heather Jackson (USA) on the run
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) on the run
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Patrick Lange (GER) exiting the Natural Energy Lab as Tim O’Donnell enters
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Torrenzo Bozzone (NZL) leads James Cunnama (RSA) out of the Natural Energy Lab
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Patrick Lange (GER) exiting the Natural Energy Lab
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David McNamee (GBR) exiting the Natural Energy Lab
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) running out of the Natural Energy Lab
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Patrick Lange (GER) wins his first Hawaii Ironman World Championship with a new course record.
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Lionel Sanders (CAN) greets fans en route to a second place finish. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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Patrick Lange (GER) talks to race announcer Mike Reilly after winning the 2017 Hawaii Ironman World Championship
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Andy Potts (USA) finishes seventh and first American with a time of 8:14:43
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Tim O’Donnell (USA) struggled on the run but finished 19th and second American
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Tim O’Donnell (USA) and wife, three-time IMWC winner (and new mom) Mirinda Carfrae
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Daniela Ryf (SUI) wins her third Ironman World Championships with a time of 8:50:47
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“This was my hardest win,” said Ryf after her third IMWC victory.
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Lucy Charles (GBR) is welcomed by the crowd en route to a second place finish in 8:59:38
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Sarah Crowley (AUS) greets the crowd as she finishes in third place with a time of 9:01:38
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Sarah Crowley (AUS) dances her way into the finish chute.
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Heather Jackson (USA) walks down the ramp to finish in fourth with a time of 9:02:29
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The 2017 men’s podium (L to R): Lionel Sanders (CAN), Patrick Lange (GER), and David McNamee (GBR); second, first, and third, respectively. Photo: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image
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2017 IMWC Daniela Ryf with four-time Kona winner Chrissie Wellington
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Heather Jackson (USA) smiles for the camera after a fourth place finish

Germany’s Patrick Lange broke the course record for his first Ironman world title, while Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf fought hard to claim her third-straght Ironman World Championship. Photos: Paul Phillips/Competitive Image/@Compimagephoto