Superstar runners Cunnama and Raña quickly found second and third position, respectively, and worked to chase Bockel down. Bockel’s advantage was erased suddenly, as he started to suffer from cramps at around the 10-mile marker (according to his Twitter). With Bockel struggling, Raña took control. His 2:44:05 marathon cemented his first-ever Ironman victory in 8:15:07. Cunnama also had a rough back half of the marathon, making way for the Netherlands’ Bas Diederen to earn second. Belgium’s Bert Jammaer posted a strong run to round out the podium.