The Kona Ironman World Championships has gone from a one day event to a week long celebration of all things Triathlon. The week leading up to the race is now filled with parades, runs, and athlete appearances.
As busy as it has been, the real action awaits, tomorrow at 6:30am Kona time, the cannon at the pier will sound and the Pro men will set off, with the Pro women 5min after. At 7am, 1800 of the fittest age groupers in the world will follow them.
Here’s a look back at the festivities of the week on the night before the big race, with the sleepy Hawaiian island returned to its usual calm, albeit with a buzz in the air, as all the athletes lay low and top up their reserves in anticipation of a long, tough day.