Finish-Line Feels from Age-Groupers at the Men’s 2023 Ironman World Championship

Completing an Ironman is not easy, and for many athletes, completing the Ironman World Championships represents a life-long dream that requires years of dedication, sacrifice, and belief. As the sun basked Nice in a golden glow hours after Sam Laidlow claimed the championship title, we returned to the finish line to witness that special moment for age groupers around the world.

After swimming 2.4 miles in the Mediterranean, biking 112 miles up and down the hills above Nice, and running a marathon on a hot twenty-six mile out-and-back course, we asked athletes just moments after they crossed the line what completing the world champs means to them. Here are their stories. 

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