COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - More than one thousand athletes took place in the last full Ironman race in Coeur d'Alene Sunday.
Getting to the finish line on Sherman Avenue was no small task. The 2.4 mile swim, started at 6:00 a.m. followed by a 112 mile bike ride, and a 26.2 mile run. Sunday's top finisher, 28 year old Mike Saroni from San Antonio crossed the finish line at 3:30, nine and a half hours after the race started.
The top forty finishers will move on to the world championships in Kona. But for many athletes today was more about finishing the race, and sharing that special moment with loved ones.
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