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Defending Ironman world champion Daniela Ryf simply needed to get across the finish line—in any position—at Sunday’s Ironman Switzerland to validate her spot on Kona’s start line, but she did much more than that. She was strong all day in front of the women’s race to take the victory in an impressive time of 8:53:49, putting together a 55:16 swim, a 4:46:31 bike and a 3:07:31 marathon. She did all of that one week after earning her first Challenge Roth crown in 8:22:04. In the men’s professional race, Switzerland’s Ronnie Schildknecht earned the win in 8:17:04. Read the recap here