Patrick Lange takes the 2017 Ironman World Champs title

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— (@IRONMANLive) October 15, 2017

Germany’s Patrick Lange has won the 2017 Ironman World Championship after a 8:01:40 overall split that smashed the Kona course record. The victory came after the reigning champion Jan Frodeno pulled up on the run due to injury and doggedly hobbled to the line in 9:15:44.


After Tim Don’s pre-race pull-out following a car crash, Brit hopes were pinned on Scot David McNamee and he finished in a stunning third to break Spencer Smith’s 20-year Brit men’s Kona record of fifth.