Oct 14, 2019

In photos: Hawaii's Ironman World Championship

Al Tarkington, 80-years-old, of the United States was the final finisher at the Ironman World Championships. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN

So, it seems the theme of the weekend was "let's see how incredible the human body is when discipline, effort and talent collide."

The big picture: In addition to a pair of staggering marathon feats by Kenyan runners Eliud Kipchoge and Brigid Kosgei, this weekend also saw some of the world's best athletes descend on Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, for the 2019 Ironman World Championship.

They ran at sunset...

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They biked through lava fields...

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They swam in shark-infested waters...

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In photos: Nationals beat the Astros to win their first World Series

The Washington Nationals celebrate after overcoming the Houston Astros to win the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park in Houston Wednesday. Photo: Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Washington Nationals are World Series champions for the first time ever after defeating the Houston Astros on their home ground in Game 7.

Check out the dramatic moments that unfolded at Minute Maid Park in Houston on Wednesday night:

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In photos: Violent weekend protests break out around the world

A bus burns down in Santiago, Chile on Oct. 18. Photo: Claudio Reyes/AFP via Getty Images

Protests blazed across the world this weekend, as outrage over Chile's economic situation boiled over, separatist Catalan activists again clashed with police, and tens of thousands amassed in day three of anti-government corruption protests in Lebanon.

Where it stands: Hundreds of civilians and law enforcement officers have been injured in all three countries, in unrelated protests that have dragged on for days.

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In photos: The aftermath of deadly Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Japan Defense Forces evacuate residents from the Typhoon Hagibis-devastated Marumori in Miyagi prefecture Monday. Photo: Jiji Press/AFP via Getty Images

A massive search and rescue operation involving 110,000 people was underway in Japan Monday after deadly Typhoon Hagibis lashed the country over the weekend, the BBC reports.

The big picture: The storm that triggered floods and landslides Saturday has killed at least 40 people and injured scores more, according to Japanese news outlets. "About 38,000 people across 17 prefectures had evacuated their homes" so far, the Japan Times reports. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said there were concerns for the "impact on lives and economic activities," per the Japan Times.

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