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By the Numbers: The 2017 Ironman World Championship

A lot goes into the most important triathlon in the world—we look at some of the stuff that makes the machine move.

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A lot goes into the most important triathlon in the world—we look at some of the stuff that makes the machine move. 

182,776 bottles and cans consumed

39,288 bottles of Gatorade Endurance

35,400 square feet of carpet used for transition area, finish line, etc (enough for 18 typical houses)

23,224 gallons of water

12,888 cans of Red Bull energy drink

$9,139 in nickels collected by and donated to community groups with the High Fives program

8,000 bike bottles

350 journalists (!)

223 gallons of chicken broth

200 cellular phones

147 pounds of pretzels

137 different country flags 

113 different spreadsheets used to manage materials

86 tons of ice

52 jars of petroleum jelly 

50 surfboards

34 40-foot tractor/trailers/containers used to deliver product and materials

9 fax machines (?) 

1.8 miles of barricades  

1 finish line