Matt Hanson (USA) and Jodie Robertson (USA) battled their to the top of the podium with impressive victories.
It was two Germans who claimed the 2016 Ironman North American Championship Texas titles on Saturday.
In addition to the total $150,000 prize purse, professionals will be competing for highly-coveted Kona Pro Ranking (KPR) points
The Houston Chronicle provides a great recap of the drama and extreme weather that has led to Saturday's Ironman Texas bike course.
Cave validated her spot on October's Kona start line.
American Matt Hanson had a breakout win in The Woodlands, Texas on Saturday.
Canadian Angela Naeth turned in a patient, steady race to claim the big Ironman North American Championship victory in Texas.
Kona slots are on the line this Saturday at The Woodlands, Texas.
Have a look at the details from the TX Ironman, Ironman 70.3 St. Polten and Ironman Lanzarote, here.