Once again, WHY ARE YOU STUCK ON THE IRONMAN?!? Where has BJ said he was the next Ironman?!?!?!"Was"? Ivan still IS the man.
And he earned that name by driving every mile by himself. NO co-driver like BJ has. Ivan did it all by himself. If he got a flat, he changed it. He didn't sit and rest while his co-driver changed it. If the truck had a problem, he fixed it, not the guy that prepped the truck sitting next to him. Ivan raced every mile alone. And Ivan won.
THAT is what made him the Ironman. The closest thing now is the guys on bikes that solo the race.
A tummy ache? So ef'ing what. HTFU and go race. I doubt Toyota is gonna be happy they put all this support into a guy and he pulls out of a race because he has cramps or he blows another transmission on the beach. Or he has a tummy ache because he blew a transmission.
Point is, there is only ONE Ironman and there will only ever be ONE Ironman.