Boulder has long been the triathlon capitol of the world, rivaled perhaps only by San Diego. More world champions have called this place home than any other city on the planet. Yet it has never had a full Iron-distance race until this year. Following its acquisition of the 5430 Race Series, Ironman scheduled 2014 as the inaugural year for the full-distance Ironman Boulder. The first year of the race was incredibly popular with age groupers, but ill-attended by pros, attracting fewer than ten each on the men's and women's sides. Perhaps it's too close to Kona (9 weeks out) to draw the bigger names. Regardless, the race was full of great gear, and incendiary competition. Enjoy our full gallery of the race, and stay tuned tomorrow for a breakdown of some of the podium-place rigs!