Mark AllenSix-Time Ironman World Champion 1 of 9
"Until you face your fears, you don't move to the other side, where you find the power."
Dave ScottSix-Time Ironman World Champion 2 of 9
Dave Scott at the 2007 Ironman World Championship
"If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race; its up to you."
Chris McCormackTwo-Time Ironman World Champion 3 of 9
"Success in the sport is, above all else, about enduring suffering."
John CollinsThe Father of Ironman 4 of 9
Ironman Finisher / Ironman / Photo by Rich Cruse
"The Pain is temporary, the memories will last the rest of your life."
Chrissie WellingtonFour-Time Ironman World Champion 5 of 9
AP Photo/ Chris Stewart
"There is a special mystique about the marathon, for example, because of its length—but that's just the bit you do at the end of an Ironman"
Chris McCormackTwo-Time Ironman World Champion 6 of 9
"You don't play triathlon. You play soccer; it's fun. You play baseball. Triathlon is work that can leave you crumpled in a heap, puking by the roadside. It's the physical brutality of climbing Mount Everest without the great view from the top of the world. What kind of person keeps coming back for more of that?"
Mark AllenSix-Time Ironman World Champion 7 of 9
"You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime."
Mirinda CarfraeIronman World Champion 8 of 9
World Triathlon Corp/Ironman
"You put me in a race where there's a lot on the line, especially when people tell me 'you can't win', or 'you're too small', you tell me those things and I'll find a way to prove you wrong."