I signed up to compete in 2009, but my determination did not outlast my equipment. I finished the swim in just under an hour, but my borrowed equipment broke while I was tackling the last big hill in Marpi. The cleat on my shoe broke off, and peddling was near impossible. I tried for a bit, but gave up when the last place competitor passed me.
My official time was 5 hours, 33 minutes, and 42 seconds (the amateurs start 2 minutes after the pros).