Without any racing coming up in their immediate futures (at least the rest of this calendar year), Chip Ganassi Racing teammates Scott Dixon and Tony Kanaan found another form of competition: a triathlon.
The Ironman 70.3 triathlon in Miami featured a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride and 13.1-mile run, via IndyCar.com.
Dixon has ventured to Kanaan’s adopted residence of Miami for the triathlon, an event Kanaan has done several times previously but not something Dixon’s done previously.
Dixon already poked fun at Kanaan for getting him to compete in the event:
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Hoping for a smooth one. @tkanaan not sure if I should thank you or kill you for talking me into this haha. #miami703 #nervoussmile #trek #oakley #zipp #sos #ismseat #IndyCar #Repost @chipganassiracing with @repostapp. ・・・ @scottdixon9 and @tkanaan are all smiles right now, but we wonder if that'll change after they finish 70.3 miles in the City Bikes Iron Man 70.3. Check back in tomorrow for photos of the guys competing! #indycar
But, as proper athletes and competitors, both pulled off strong performances in the event.
Via IndyCar.com, Dixon completed the event in 4 hours, 50 minutes, 29 seconds – indeed ahead of Kanaan, who also finished at 5 hours, 11 minutes, 10 seconds.
It’s nice to see the two of them in competition outside of their day jobs in IndyCar. It also ties a nice bow around their competitive seasons. They kicked off 2015 with a win co-driving the No. 02 Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Ford at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, while Dixon secured the Verizon IndyCar Series championship at the final round of the year.
Other photos are below, via the drivers’ respective Instagram pages:
Here’s a couple tweets from their respective wives, as well, Emma Dixon and Lauren Kanaan: