Today is the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. For triathletes this is our Boston Marathon, our Superbowl, our World Series, our World Cup. Slightly over 1800 athletes ranging in age from 19 to 78 will set out to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a marathon. Some are pros, some are age group athletes who qualified by finishing at the top of their division at another race and some are there because they got a spot in the lottery. All of them have the same task before them – to get to the finish line. It will take them anywhere from 8 to 17 hours to get there.
I may have used this video on another Saturday. I know I’ve watched it at least 30 times myself. It never gets old.
This video will post at the start of the swim – 6:45 AM Hawaii time so if you can see the video you know the athletes are somewhere along their race day journey for Ironman 2007. Best of luck to all the racers.