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Jacobs, Cave are Ironman champions

October 14, 2012
The Associated Press

KAILUA-KONA (AP) - Australia's Pete Jacobs won the Ironman world championship Saturday, beating Germany's Andreas Raelert by more than four minutes.

The 31-year-old Jacobs, second last year, finished the 2.4-mile ocean swim in Kailua Bay, 112-mile bicycle leg through the lava fields along the Kohala Coast and 26.2-mile run through Kailua Village and onto Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway in 8:18:37.

"I'm in love with this sport," Jacobs said moments after winning.

In the women's race, Britain's Leanda Cave won in 9:15:54. Cave also won the Ironman 70.3 world championship last month in Las Vegas.

Switzerland's Caroline Steffen was second on Saturday in 9:16:58.



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