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Lieto finished in a career best 8:22:56 in last year's world championship.

Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, world class triathlete Chris Lieto stops by to chat about the upcoming Ford Ironman World Championship held out in Kona, Hawaii on October 9.

Lieto will be trying to win his first Ironman World Championship after placing a career best second last year. The race consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run. In his 13-year ironman career, he has three top-10 finishes at the world championship. So far this year, he has won three of the six events in which he has entered.

This year, Lieto has joined up with World Vision to form the More Than Sport campaign, which is aimed at getting children around the world clean water, education, healthcare and food. He aims to get one child sponsored for each of the 141 miles he will race. The race airs December 18 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.

Send your questions now and join Lieto Friday at 2 p.m. ET!

Chris Lieto online: @chrislieto |

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