LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The IronMan Louisville competition has crowned its male and female winners.
For the second year in a row, Australian Chris McDonald has won IronMan Louisville for the men’s division with a time of 8:40:51.
Officials said Arizona native Thomas Gerlach came in second place with a 17 second time difference.
McDonald collapsed shortly after the race due to a bout of exhaustion but was OK after medical treatment.
Nina Kraft, at the age of 46, became the oldest woman to win an IronMan triathlon finishing the competition with a time of 9:31:19.
Athletes battled extreme heat and humidity to get through swimming, biking and running courses.
IronMan Louisville is the last qualifying event before the world championships take place in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 11.
Top five professional men’s results:
1. Chris McDonald AUS 8:40:51
2. Thomas Gerlach USA 8:41:07
3. Patrick Evoe USA 8:49:27
4. Mike Hermanson USA 9:00:27
5. Michael Starkey USA 9:01:10
Top five professional women’s results:
1. Nina Kraft GER 9:31:19
2. Jackie Arendt USA 9:43:25
3. Caroline Gregory USA 9:47:02
4. Molly Roohi USA 9:51:49
5. Amy Javens USA 10:07:16