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Van Lierde, Carfrae win Ironman crowns

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.’

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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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The ‘average’ Ironman triathlete

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

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More than 2,000 athletes ready for Ironman

Jacobs, Cave looking to repeat in a stacked field

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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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International athletes arriving for Ironman (Oct. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Hiromu Inada, an 80-year-old man from Yachiyo, Japan, and Harriet Anderson, 79, of San Carlos, Calif. — along with triathletes as young as 18 and hailing from 52 countries around the globe — are among the 2,000 elite competitors who will tackle the annual Ironman World Championship on Oct. 12. The 2013 field […]

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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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Lavaman Keauhou returning to Sheraton (Nov. 24)

MEDIA RELEASE Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa has once again stepped forward to become the title sponsor for the fifth annual Lavaman Keauhou Triathlon scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Lavaman Keauhou is a fully sanctioned USA Triathlon Olympic Distance Triathlon produced by Hawaii Sports Connection. It is open to elite triathletes, triathlon enthusiasts and […]

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