Valley athletes among finishers at Ironman

Fresno's Faron Reed finished the Ironman World Championship triathlon in 12:19.04, while Visalia's Missy LeStrange completed the competition in 12:16.00 on Saturday in Kailu-Kona, Hawaii.

Reed, 56, was 1,180 out of 1,736 men in the race and 27th out of 29 in his age division. He completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:12.15, the 112-mile bike ride in 6:14.12 and the 26.2-mile run in 4:44.00.

LeStrange, 56, was 1,166 out of 1,736 women and third out of 30 in her age division. She finished the swim in 1:10.01, the bike ride in 6:30.48 and the run in 4:24.57.

Australia's Craig Alexander rallied to win the men's race in 8:17.45. Britain's Chrissie Wellington won her second consecutive women's title in 9:06:23.