IRONMAN TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Hawaii Island (Kona Coast)
75-5660 Palani Rd
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
October 11, 2014 6:30am - 11:45pm
The first racers swim at 6:30 a.m. The deadline for all finishers is midnight Saturday.
The top 1,800 triathletes from around the world (50 countries and all 50 States) converge on Kona for this Super Bowl of triathlon events, featuring a 2.4-mile ocean swim off Kailua Pier, a 112-mile bike course to Hawi and a 26.2-mile run. This is the big one – a world-class sports event!
The top triathletes start the swim in Kailua Bay at 6:30 a.m., men first, then women, and then the "age groupers," the everyday people. After the 2.4 mile swim, athletes hop on their bikes and ride up the always hot, generally windy Queen Kaahumanu Highway past the Waikoloa resorts, up to the small town of Hawi. After returning to Kailua Pier area, they start their 26.2-mile marathon.
The top finishers complete the event around 3:30 p.m.; the last official finisher is at midnight. Spectators may enjoy the race anywhere along the course (but note that roads around the area are closed), but being right downtown in Kailua Village is the best way to see the action.
Contact InfoDiana Bertsch