A jam-packed day in Kona on Tuesday included the Ironkids Keiki Dip-n-Dash (swim and run), the beginning of registration, the athletes Parade of Nations and the opening of the sports expo. We caught a glimpse of Hines Ward and Paula Newby-Fraser having a post-swim drink of Refuel -Chocolate Milk. Ward, a former professional football player (and winner of Dancing with the Stars) is now tackling Ironman. The Parade of Nations is always a fun event and something that the community of Kona really embraces. Canadian athletes make up the 4th largest contingent here in Kona with 144 athletes. Good on us, eh?
-By Linnea Humphrey