Sean Astin Completes Ironman World Championship as Fans Chant ‘Rudy! Rudy!’ at the Finish Line

10/12/2015 at 12:18 PM ET

Sean Astin
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After four months of training, Sean Astin is now officially the first Ironman from Middle Earth.

The Lord of the Rings star completed the 2015 Ironman World Championship presented by GoPro in Kailua Kona, Hawaii on Saturday. Astin, 44, finished the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and 26.2-mile marathon run in 15 hours, 30 minutes and 31 seconds. (His individual times: swim 1:45:00; bike 7:11:56; run 6:06:22.)

“It’s official, I am an Ironman. It was a magical day,” he tweeted.

The Rudy star—who can be seen in the NBC Ironman special airing in November—crossed the finish line with his arms in the air as fans chanted “Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!” His wife Christine and daughters were also there to greet him.

RELATED: How Chris Pratt Trained for a Half Ironman — and Why He’d Do It Again!

“This is an extraordinary challenge, and I like the idea that I am capable of leading an extraordinary life,” Astin told PEOPLE in August about why he decided to compete in the 140-mile triathlon.

The Goonies star also raised over $25,000 for his charity #Run3rd, which supports running programs for underserved kids.

Although Astin completed 10 marathons and one half Ironman before this race, the actor isn’t about to hang up his running sneakers just yet! He plans to run in the upcoming New York City Marathon on November 1—but not before he gets some much deserved R&R.

“Recovery day…” he tweeted with a poolside photo.

RELATED: Goonies Sequel Is in the Works, Says Director

—Ana Calderone, @anacalderone

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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This is so awesome, I wish I could have been there to see it. Go Sean! Goonies never say die!

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