When she shared her favorite playlist with Women’s Adventure, Mirinda Carfrae told us she would rock the 2010 Kona Ironman. And she stayed true to her word. Plus, her winning 8:58 finish is the fourth fastest in Ironman history.
She ran a 2:53 marathon, the fastest ever run by a woman at the Kona—even faster than her 2:56:51 record time last year. In 2009, she finished second, nearly 20 minutes behind Chrissie Wellington. But this year, she crossed the line eight minutes ahead of second place Caroline Steffen.