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The yearly broadcast of the Ironman World Championship on NBC has proven to be a life-changing experience for many viewers. Many athletes cite the show as the reason they started competing in triathlons in the first place.
It's the professionals who gain much of the attention at the Ironman World Championship, but it is the 1800 age group participants that give the event its personality.
After completing their fourth Ironman triathlon just before 5:00 a.m. on Monday on Maui, Jason Lester and Richard Roll went to bed. Their intention was to sleep for a few hours, catch an early afternoon flight to Kona, and immediately start their fifth and final Ironman-distance triathlon on the same course used for the Ironman World Championships each October.