October 6, 2011 in Sports

IndyCar triathletes


Tony Kanaan and Vitor Meira are in the race of their lives. They’ve already logged more than 10,000 miles of training – and none of it has come behind the wheel of a race car. No, this is not some crazy IndyCar endurance challenge, it’s the next stop on their fitness tour: The Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. “It’s like the Indy 500, it’s the world championship,” said Kanaan, the 2004 IndyCar champ. “It’s not like everyone gets to do that. So it’s a big challenge.” The Brazilians are well known around the IndyCar circuit for being fit. Kanaan (at left in photo) and Meira (right) will be among roughly 1,800 athletes participating in the 140-plus-mile race Saturday after receiving VIP invitations.

– Associated Press

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