If you want to race with the best, you better train like the best — and that'll cost you.
On Saturday, Oct. 8, more than 2,000 triathletes will participate in the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. There they'll have up to 17 hours to complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.
The upfront entry fee to compete at this race is $890 — and that's assuming you've qualified by placing among the best in your age group at a previous Ironman. You can also punch your ticket to this event if you've completed at least 12 Ironman races or if you've won a slot through a charitable eBay auction.