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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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Ironman: Babbitt’s take on 35 years

‘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’

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Ironman: Keiki Dip n Dash, Parade of Nations

Two fan favorites helped kick off Ironman week Tuesday in Kona. The Keiki Dip n Dash and Parade of Nations.

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Ironman: Podium picks from two insiders

MEDIA RELEASE The countdown is on. Arm yourself with educated guesses on who will make the top five on Saturday — including one “dream spectating scenario.” “Who are your picks?” It’s a question bounced around all week leading up to the Ironman World Championship. And with this year’s big event less than a week away, […]

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List of pros set for Ironman (Oct. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Last weekend’s racing at Subaru Ironman Canada, Ironman Louisville and Ironman 70.3 Brazil was the final chance for pros to move themselves up the Kona Points Ranking (KPR). That means we now know who will be on the start line for the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 12, 2013. For 12 months the […]

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You know you’re an Ironman when …

MEDIA RELEASE From missing toenails to the lingering scent of chlorine, the top 20 ways to tell you’re officially addicted to the sport. We asked our social media community the classic question, and couldn’t help but smile at the wry (and often heartfelt) answers we received. 20. “You see a 26.2 sticker on a car […]

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Adjustment to 2014 ranking systems announced

MEDIA RELEASE Responding to feedback from professional athletes and event organizers, the World Triathlon Corporation has announced the points ranking systems for its world championship events will be adjusted for the 2014 qualifying year. The goal of the new system is to continue to reward and qualify the 50 most competitive professional men and 35 […]

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Big Island lottery Ironman winners

Hawaii 24/7 Staff Two dozen triathletes got the call on Saturday when they learned they had received a place at the 2013 Ironman world championship start line. The following triathletes were awarded race slots via a Big Island lottery: * Laurie Beers, Kailua-Kona * Sam Brown, Kailua-Kona * Brian Collins, Kailua-Kona * Stephen Cosgrove, Kailua-Kona […]

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Lieto’s total Ironman transformation

By Matt Lieto | Ironman Most of you know me as a goofy, “moderately” entertaining commentator and sometimes-fast professional triathlete. Many of you don’t know how I got to this point, though. My first exposure to triathlon was in 1998 when I traveled to Kona to support my big brother, Chris (you might know him […]

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Conquering Kona: Memories of a first-time island love affair

MEDIA RELEASE Last year’s Kona Inspired winners share memories and advice for first-timers. Entries for this year’s Kona Inspired contest are pouring in. As the competition close draws near, Ironman asked the 2012 winners to share the moments that have stuck with them six months after racing in the Ironman World Championship. From swimming with […]

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Moss inducted to Triathlon Hall of Fame

Age-grouper Missy LeStrange and paratriathlon pioneer Jim MacLaren also honored

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2013 lottery, legacy winners announced

MEDIA RELEASE And the results are in: Meet the 205 athletes who just learned they’ll be racing in Kona. Almost 20 more countries were represented in this year’s IRONMAN World Championship lottery than last year, a sign of the international popularity of the sport. The diverse group was comprised of 55 percent more athletes from […]

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Ironman Kona Inspired program returns

MEDIA RELEASE With the support of The Ironman Foundation, Ironman is excited to kick off the Kona InspiredTM program for the second year in a row after a successful inaugural campaign. In the search for aspirational stories, the program is designed to engage the endurance community as they determine the seven athletes who deserve a […]

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35 years of Ironman

Bob Babbitt looks back over the decades as triathlon grew up

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