The 2019 Ironman World Championships in pictures

Wow what a world championship this year was! There was drama, emotion and sheer determination and guts in spades. Relive the magic again with these pictures

A look and handshake that says it all. Jan Frodeno and Tim O'Donnell congratulating each other Credit: Getty Images

Ready for the off: swimmers nervously wait for the buzzer


The long road ahead: cyclists out on the 180km bike leg

Beautiful Kona – there’s nowhere quite like it for triathletes

Matthew Brumby of Australia out on the road 

The evening sun: runners competing as the Kona sun sets 

It’s a family affair: Tim O’Donnell celebrates after his second place finish with his wife and Kona great Mirinda Carfrae

It’s a German first: Anne Haug holds the German flag aloft as she not only celebrates winning Kona but also being the first German woman winner…and therefore, as fellow compatriot Jan Frodeno won the men’s, it is also the first time Germany has done the double

The support network: Reace Charles-Barclay supports his wife Lucy at the finish after she gave the race everything she had


The final finisher: The incredible 80-year-old Al Tarkington from the United States crosses the line