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In conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 Hawaiʻi qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District.

Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Kona, or southerly, direction on Old Puakō Road between the entrance to Hāpuna Beach State Park and the entrance to Waialea Bay (69 Beach).

The one-way traffic pattern will be in effect between the hours of 4:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., on Saturday, May 31.

Old Puako Road one-way during Ironman 70.3 race Saturday (May 31)

View One-Way Traffic South (5/31/14) in a larger map MEDIA RELEASE In conjunction with the Ironman 70.3 Hawaiʻi qualifier event for the Ironman World Championship, there will be a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Old Puakō Road in the South Kohala District. Traffic will be allowed to flow in the Kona, or southerly, direction on […]

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Mission Apolo: Ohno takes on Ironman World Championship

MEDIA RELEASE After hanging up his blades four years ago, world-champion speedskating legend Apolo Ohno is making his athletic comeback. This time, the eight-time medalist has teamed up with the Built With Chocolate Milk campaign to take on a training and recovery journey that will culminate at the world’s most grueling endurance race: the Ironman […]

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An ordinary Ironman … how extraordinary

MEDIA RELEASE Lee Gruenfeld | Ironman There were no earthquakes heaving boulders onto the race course. There were no winds of biblical proportions threatening to lay low the mountain of Kohala. No defending champions bowed out with sudden illnesses. There were no tsunamis. This Ironman was a race director’s dream, things going the way they’re […]

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Accessible Hawaii honors disabled athletes

MEDIA RELEASE Before the Ironman race even began, a group of exceptional athletes was honored at a reception of gourmet pupus and Polynesian music on the lawn of historic Mokuaikaua Church. On Oct. 7, the nonprofit organization Accessible Hawaii paid tribute to the men and women who cross the finish line powered by handcycles or […]

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At age 78, Harriet Anderson comes in with more than 3 minutes to spare

Ironman 2013: Notes, quotes, race wrap up

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Fairly calm and cool weather on Saturday gave an extra boost to the more than 2,000 triathletes who started the world championship race. By the time the day was done, several entries in the record book would needed updaing. Here’s some highlights: * In 2012, 109 athletes finished in […]

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Van Lierde: 'I tried to be smart and it worked out. After last year, I believed I could do it. I worked hard this year. This is amazing.'

Van Lierde, Carfrae win Ironman crowns

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Running down the leaders and bursting into the lead with less than 10 miles to go, Frederik Van Lierde won the 2013 Ironman World Championship. In muggy but calm conditions, Van Lierde, 34, notched top 10 times for the swim and the bike, but had to work for his […]

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Laird looks back at 32 years of medical support

Lee Gruenfeld | Ironman At the very first Ironman in 1978, “Medical Support” consisted of an index card listing the closest emergency rooms. At this year’s event there will be 350 medical volunteers in a well-equipped, 6,000 sq. ft. tent at the pier, including 150 of the best endurance sports physicians on the planet. How […]

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They are doctors, attorneys and firemen. They may even be your neighbor ...

The ‘average’ Ironman triathlete

MEDIA RELEASE “Average” is a word not typically associated with Ironman athletes. Considering the accomplishments and abilities of athletes ranging from Craig Alexander and Chrissie Wellington to Robert McKeague, Charles Plaskon and Ricky James, it will take quite a fitness explosion for the media to refer to Ironman athletes as, well … “Average Joes.” With […]

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Jacobs, Cave looking to repeat in a stacked field

More than 2,000 athletes ready for Ironman

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Now in its 35th year, the Ironman World Championship— long considered the most iconic endurance event in the world — brings together more than 2,000 triathletes to compete in what will be the largest and most international edition of the race in its history. Set for Saturday, Oct. 12, […]

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Ironman: Road closure map for race day

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Some 2,000 triathletes will be taking over West Hawaii roads Saturday for the 25th annual World Triathlon Championship. Check out the map and plan accordingly: — Find out more: www.ironman.com

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'It’s the Super Bowl of triathlon and its most important brand, and symbolizes the everyday person successfully taking on the impossible. I hope I’m part of it forever'

Ironman: Babbitt’s take on 35 years

Lee Gruenfeld | Ironman Of all the people whose names are writ large across the Ironman story, it’s hard to think of anyone who has done more in and for the sport than Bob Babbitt. ABC’s Wide World of Sports might have put Ironman on the map, but it was Hall-of-Famer Babbitt who kept it […]

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Ironman: Keiki Dip n Dash, Parade of Nations

Photography by Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Editor Two fan favorites helped kick off Ironman week Tuesday in Kona. First, several hundreds youngsters joined in the fourth annual Keiki Dip n Dash, a biathlon for youngsters who have caught triathlon fever. The ‘dip’ included a swim in Kailua Bay, with […]

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