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Kona Dispatch – The Big Island heats up

By Linnea Humphrey

The Ironman World Championships draws Triathlon's faithfuls from all over the world.
The Ironman World Championships draws Triathlon’s faithfuls from all over the world.

A noticeable influx of hard bodies and tattoos hit Kona today – the scene at Dig Me Beach was like a rock concert, but with less clothing, and the airport arrivals was crowded with back-packs and bike boxes. With registration starting tomorrow, competitors already have their game face on. On Monday evening CEEPO bikes launched their 2014 line with a party at the Royal Kona Surf hotel. Kona Legacy athletes, Katherine Calder-Becker and Kevin Becker from Montreal joined Canadian distributor Marc-AndrĂ© Perron, and owner Joe Tanaka in celebrating the achievements of this small bike company.

Canadians Katherine Calder-Becker and Kevin Becker were on hand at bike company Ceepo's launch event.
Canadians Katherine Calder-Becker and Kevin Becker were on hand at bike company Ceepo’s launch event.