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How to watch the Ironman World Championship Kona

Don't miss the inaugural women's only Ironman World Championship from Kona, Hawaii

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

Featuring a pro women’s field that includes all the top long-distance names in the sport, tomorrow’s women’s-only Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii promises to be a spectacular race. You can stay tuned for periodic updates via social media and race recaps here at Triathlon Magazine, but you can also watch the event live.

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The live coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 4:30 AM local time (10:30 AM EST and 4:40 PM CEST for those tuning in from Europe). You can get all the details for the coverage at Ironman Live.

Here’s more details from Ironman:

Past champions of Ironman and Ironman 70.3 events Michael Lovato and Dede Griesbauer will be calling the action from the studio, and course correspondents Matt Lieto and Mirinda Carfrae, the three-time Ironman World Champion, will be providing on-course analysis. Additionally, Ironman Champion and Hall of Famer Greg Welch will be reporting onsite. The coverage will also include guest appearances and interviews with legends of the sport, such as Mark Allen, Paula Newby-Fraser, Craig Alexander, Michellie Jones, Chrissie Wellington, Natascha Badmann, and the recently crowed IRONMAN World Champion, Sam Laidlow.

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A live finish line camera will also mean that viewers will be able to tune in to IRONMAN Now to spot their loved ones and cheer the final finishers over the line remotely.  

Key moments from the extensive live coverage will include (times listed are local):

  • 04:30 a.m. – Live pre-race show begins on Ironman Now including athlete body marking
  • 06:25 a.m. – Race Start – Professional Athletes
  • 3:00 p.m. – Estimated finish time for the winner
    • Coverage of the professional female podium to follow
  • Post-Race analysis following the professional podium ceremony
  • Live finish line camera for all The IRONMAN World Championship age-group finisher

You can check out more of our extensive race week coverage here.