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Apolo Ohno completes Ironman 70.3 Boise (photos)

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Apolo Ohno‘s road to the World Ironman Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, stopped in Boise, Idaho, for his first triathlon on Saturday.

“It was painful 10 seconds in, and it’s still painful,” Ohno told the Idaho Statesman after finishing.

Ohno, the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time with eight medals, completed the 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run in Boise in 4 hours, 59 minutes, 27 seconds, 112th overall, and a little over an hour behind the winner.

Ohno is training for the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii in October. That event is twice as long — swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles.

Here are images from Ohno’s grueling journey through Idaho’s capital, via The Associated Press:

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Sprinter celebrates world title like Incredible Hulk (video)

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Australian Evan O’Hanlon‘s jersey couldn’t contain his excitement after learning he won an IPC world 100m title in London on Friday.

O’Hanlon and China’s Hu Jianwen crossed the finish line in a dead heat, both in 11.07 seconds. It took about 30 seconds for the scoreboard to turn up the first name, at the 2-hour, 8-minute, 40-second mark in the above video.

When it was the five-time Paralympic champion O’Hanlon, the Australian reacted by ripping his jersey apart like the Incredible Hulk.

After Hu appeared to walk off the track, the scoreboard updated to show they were co-gold medalists.

A short while later, O’Hanlon was reinstated as the sole winner, with Hu taking silver.

Afterwards, O’Hanlon tweeted, “If anyone needs me I’ll be at the pub…”

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Mack Horton rekindles Sun Yang criticism before worlds

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Australian swimming gold medalist Mack Horton isn’t backing down from his criticism of Chinese star Sun Yang.

After the team from Down Under arrived in Budapest for the world championships, Horton was asked whether he was looking forward to renewing his rivalry with Sun.

The reply: “I don’t know if it’s a rivalry. I think it’s a rivalry between clean athletes and athletes who’ve tested positive.”

Horton’s comments are sure to rekindle the bitter feelings between two of the world’s top swimmers. Last summer, the Aussie said he had “no time or respect for drug cheats,” a reference to Sun’s three-month doping ban in 2014.

Horton went on to beat Sun in the 400m freestyle final.

Now, they’ll face each other again at Duna Arena. The swimming competition begins on Sunday.

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