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The Kona Files Part 1: “Hole In The Head”

In 1978, a group of like-minded friends and former-colleagues from the armed forces had a breakfast discussion. The question posed was: Who would be considered the fittest athlete? Was it the cyclist, open-water swimmer, or marathoner? So, they set up…

4-time Fastest Malaysian Female, Chin Mei See challenges IRONMAN World Championships in Hawaii

Malaysia’s fastest female triathlete at IRONMAN Malaysia for four years consecutively, Chin Mei See qualified for a coveted spot to race at the world’s toughest IRONMAN triathlon race recently. The Perak-born triathlete was Malaysia’s sole representative in the IRONMAN World…

Amazon Title Sponsor of 2018 IRONMAN World Championship

IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, is excited to team up with Amazon as the title sponsor of the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship and Official Sports Nutrition Retailer. The iconic triathlon race will take place on Saturday, October 13 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii….

Flora Duffy wins fourth consecutive XTERRA World Championship in Maui

The XTERRA World Championship brought out the best in Flora Duffy with her fourth consecutive win in Maui, while Bradley Weiss of South Africa stirred an upset win in the professional field at Maui, Hawaii. The world championship for off-road triathlon was…

XTERRA Worlds celebrates 22nd year in Maui

The greatest off-road triathlon in the world is just 5 days away. On October 29, 2017 a sold-out field featuring 850 of the best professional and amateur off-roaders from 52 countries will gather on the sand at D.T. Fleming Beach…

Defending champions Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf leads charge at IRONMAN World Championships

Defending champions, Germany’s Jan Frodeno and Switzerland’s Daniela Ryf, headline elite field in the world’s most iconic single-day sporting event. Triathlon’s top professional talent will convene in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14 for the 41st edition of the IRONMAN World Championship,…

Flora Duffy three-peats as Xterra World Champion 2016 in Maui

Traversing tough terrain in Maui, Hawaii on the world’s premier off-road triathlon, Flora Duffy became a 3-time world champion at the 2016 Xterra World Championship. Over 1.5km of swimming, 32km of mountain biking with 3,500 feet elevation on the West Maui Mountains, and…

Amateurs seek trophies and glory at Xterra World Championship in Maui

The XTERRA World Championship not only attracts the professional triathletes around the globe to Maui in Hawaii, but a long list of amateurs are gunning for top honours too. In the men’s amateur chase Martin Flinta from Sweden (pictured), the reigning…

Shirin Gerami makes triathlon history in Hijab at Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii

The Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii is known for attracting the most inspiring triathletes, each with their own struggle and life journeys. History was made this year, when Shirin Gerami crossed the finish line as Iranian’s first and only women…

Daniela Ryf wins Ironman World Championships with new course record

Women are stronger than they think, and Daniela Ryf brought out her inner strength to retain the Ironman World Championship title in Kona, Hawaii. To top it off, the Swiss set a new course record in 8:46:46 with a 3.9km swim in…