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Ironman Wisconsin tests competitors


MADISON (WKOW) -- Hundreds of Ironman Wisconsin competitors swam, biked and ran their way across Dane County today.

We caught up with some of them in Verona, during their 110 mile bike ride portion of the endurance race. That leg alone can take more than five hours for some competitors.

Before that, they had to swim for about two hours. Then after the ride, they run a marathon.

Facing challenges like that, one Ironman volunteer told us the mental approach is just as important as the physical.

"It's all in the training. It's all in the dedication. It's all in the psychological," volunteer Adam Hill told us. "So, it's a mixture of everything and it's an individual sport where you have to know who you are. Know your body, know how to train, how to race and listen to your body throughout the day."

The competitors have 17 hours to finish the race.



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