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Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf earned her second-straight Ironman World Championship today, posting a 52:50 swim, a 4:52: 26 bike and a 2:56:51 marathon to defend her title in 8:46:46, establishing a new course record. The victory makes Ryf the eighth female to earn more than one Kona title and the fifth female to successfully defend her crown. While Ryf dominated out front, the race for the two remaining podium spots was exciting. Though she was a distant second, Carfrae cruised through the marathon in classic Rinny style to finish second. American Heather Jackson earned her first Kona podium finish in third. Read the complete race recap