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In photos: Hawaii's Ironman World Championship

Al Tarkington, 80-years-old, of the United States is the final finisher at the Ironman World Championships
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...

Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

They biked through lava fields...

People biking though lava fields
Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

They swam in shark-infested waters...

People swimming in shark-infested water.
Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Go deeper: Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge breaks 2-hour marathon record