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Storm Lake native wins Ironman in Des Moines

The Ironman Triathlon was held in Des Moines on Sunday and Storm Lake native Matthew Hanson took first place. Hanson said things couldn’t have gone better today. Hanson. Hanson shared that he wasn’t running alone in the race either, his wife was in the women’s race. living in Iowa and having so many of my friends and family, seeing people with team gear on the run. It was definitely a special day,” Hanson said. About 1,000 participants ran, biked and swam 140 miles through central Iowa. Crowd members and volunteers cheered them on to the finish line Volunteer Casey Holmes Announcer Mike Reilly worked his 204th Ironman on Sunday and he says none of them are the same His favorite part of the event is seeing the people reinventing themselves as they endure those 140 miles.” It’s not the accomplishment of finishing, it’s the certification of who they have become. They have changed. People tell them in their life, “You can’t do this. Why are you doing this? Why are you training for this?” And they prove them wrong. So it’s a certification of who they have become,” Reilly said. The next Ironman race will take place in Canada later this year. Des Moines will host a half Ironman next year. More Ironman coverage:

The Ironman Triathlon was held in Des Moines on Sunday and Storm Lake native Matthew Hanson took first place.

Hanson said things couldn’t have gone better today.

“You can’t be upset about a podium after a win. It’s great. It’s the fourth time you’ve won the North American Championship. So that’s another feather in the hat,” Hanson said. .

Hanson shared that he wasn’t running alone in the race either, his wife was in the women’s race.

Hanson, who now lives in Colorado, shared that it was bittersweet to be home doing something he loved.

“Living so much of my adult life in Iowa and having so many friends and family, seeing people with team gear on the run. It was definitely a special day,” said said Hanson.

About 1,000 participants ran, biked and swam 140 miles through central Iowa. Crowd members and volunteers cheered them on to the finish line.

“Oh man. I thought all these athletes were – it’s just crazy. They’re so motivated. And just watching them swim. It motivates me to do something like this,” said volunteer Casey Holmes.

Announcer Mike Reilly worked his 204th Ironman on Sunday and he says none of them are the same.

His favorite part of the event is seeing people reinvent themselves as they endure those 140 miles.

“It’s not the accomplishment of finishing, it’s the certification of who they’ve become. They’ve changed themselves. People tell them in their lives, ‘You can’t do that. Why are you doing this? for?’ And they prove them wrong. So it’s a certification of who they have become,” Reilly said.

The next Ironman race will take place in Canada later this year. Des Moines will host a half Ironman next year.

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