BOULDER –Boulder resident Justin Daerr was able to outlast the competition and take home the title Sunday during the inaugural Ironman Boulder triathlon, completing the 140.6 mile course in 8 hours, 20 minutes and 30 seconds, unofficially.
The race included a 2.4 mile swim at Boulder Reservoir, 112 mile bike ride through Boulder and the surrounding counties and finally a 26.2 mile run in town.
"Hearing your name all day long on the run course, that's a huge advantage," Daerr said. "It gives you a reason, every time you hear a word of encouragement, it just kind of refocuses you back to getting the job done."
Fellow Boulderite Richie Cunningham came in second. The first female finisher was Holy Family graduate Danielle Kehoe, with an unofficial time of 9:19:54.
Racers have until midnight to finish the course if they want to earn the "Ironman" title.
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