IRONMAN champion finishes in less than 9hrs

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 29, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 29 at 6:24 PM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—The winner of IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene 2014 finished the race Sunday in less than nine hours.

Winner, Andy Potts, crossed the finish line just before 2:30 p.m.  He finished in eight-hours 25-minutes and 44-seconds. His daughter, son and wife cheered him on all day. Potts said his family is what kept pushing him.

Potts competed in nine IRONMAN races before taking first place in Coeur d’Alene.  He described IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene as the easiest and hardest of the triathlon series.
KREM 2 News asked Potts what his plans were to celebrate.

“I need to go to bed. We'll get ice cream too. This really is a family affair. Every time I saw them I got an extra boost,” said Potts.

Competitors swam 2.4 miles in Lake Coeur d’Alene before biking 112 miles.  The race finished with a marathon.

Potts win on Sunday was his second Ironman win. The Michigan man took home the top spot in 2010.
 

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