The 2016 IRONMAN World Championships was a day of hot temperatures, fierce winds and intense competition. Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf both fought their way to a two-time World Champion title. Ryf’s journey was one of domination while Frodeno battled his way through the field and a shoulder to shoulder footrace with fellow countryman Sebastian Kienle to ultimately earn his title.

Take a look through some of the highlights from an inspiring day in the lava fields.

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