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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…

Strong German triathlon battle as Jan Frodeno wins Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii

It was a battle of the strongest Iron among the Ironman triathletes at the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii with a suite of strong Germans paving the way to the podium. Germany’s Jan Frodeno won the Ironman World Champion title…

Exclusive Interview: Triathlon dream comes true for Barry Lee at Ironman Kona, Hawaii

It takes a village to raise a child, and more so, for a community to send a Triathlete to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. The world renowned Ironman Kona is deemed to be the world’s toughest Ironman race, with our…

[Video] Professional Triathletes striking it hot for Ironman World Championships

The excitement is mounting, the weather is providing an added challenge to the 3 sports which triathletes already face. Here’s the word on the grounds of Kona in Hawaii in anticipation of the Ironman World Championships this weekend. Here’s some…

Tim O’Donnell’s American vintage hand-painted Trek 9 Series Speed Concept

All eyes will be watching out for 2015’s fastest American at Ironman World Championships in Kona this weekend, but more so, everyone will be admiring Tim O’Donnell’s bicycle decked out in the American flag theme. O’Donnell will race aboard this hand-painted Trek…

Exclusive Interview with Barry Lee: Youngest Malaysian to qualify for Ironman World Championships

“You are an Ironman” – not only did Barry Lee hear these four words at the finish line of the Ironman Malaysia in Langkawi, but he is also floating on cloud nine after qualifying for the toughest Ironman World Championships…

From Hobbit Samwise Gamgee to Sean Astin ‘You are an Ironman’

Remember Sam, one of the hobbits from Lord of the Rings? Well, the real actor, Sean Astin participated in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii last weekend and is now officially, an IRONMAN. Astin, 44, finished the 2.4-mile (3.8km) swim, 112-mile(180km)…

Daniela Ryf realizes Ironman World Championships, Kona dream

The Swiss swim, bike and run powerhouse triumphs at the race that has captured her imagination. Daniela Ryf’s 8:57:57 victory is the sixth fastest time in the history of the race, and makes her only the second woman in history…

Jan Frodeno proves gold standard at Ironman® Kona aboard SRAM RED eTAP

Jan Frodeno confirmed his standing as heavy favourite at Saturday’s Ironman® World Championship in Kona with a convincing and historic victory. The tall and friendly German left no doubt he was the best on a relentlessly hot day on the…