“Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!” “Whoever finishes foremost, we'll call him the Iron Man.” The Ironman Triathlon World Championship is the initial and ultimate Swim – Bike – Run event.
The race was created for bragging rights by combining the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112-miles of the Around-Oahu Bike Race, followed by the 26.2-mile run of the Honolulu Marathon. It ends at midnight (nothing beats watching the late-night finishers of the Ironman.)