Kona is happening in a day time on the 10th Oct and many Ironman and aspiring triathletes will be glued to their seat watching the pro’s and thousands of age-grouper participating in the grueling course.
If you want to know how to watch all this and don’t know how Ironman.com have prepared all the links for your pleasure. You can also follow their twitter account @IRONMANTri as they also provide good coverage
If you’ve never followed the IRONMAN World Championship before, you’re in for a treat. Join us for exclusive live coverage on Ironman.com on Saturday, October 10th. Our live show will be hosted by IRONMAN world champion Greg Welch, pro triathletes Michael Lovato and Matt Lieto, and various other guest appearances. Our site will also host a live blog, enhanced athlete tracker (including multiple time splits for the bike and run), and race day videos, which will be available to watch on demand following the race.
Live coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 10 at approximately 6:00 a.m. HST (9:00 a.m. Pacific Time and 12 noon East Coast Time). The male pros will start at 6:25 a.m. and the female pros at 6:30.
The race will have separate age-group starts, with the men beginning at 6:55 a.m. and the age-group women at 7:10 a.m.
Leading up to the race, athletes, media and organizers will be using #IMKona on Twitter and Instagram.
The NBC IRONMAN World Championship special will air on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET, a recap of the pro race also following inspiring age-groupers.
I was shocked when I read on my timeline that Lady Chrissie is retiring / giving up on Ironman a couple of days ago.. to me she was someone that shook the world of Ironman and kinda made it more inspiring to complete an Ironman event, Ironman event it self is famous as it is and there are so many popping out everywhere.. I bet once I drop Chrissie’s name on any triathlete they would know who she is.
Who would not notice her trademark smiles, determination and passion, She has relentlessly promoted this sports and many girls/women took notice of Ironman/Triathlon in the past few years, to me she has this aura of happiness around her when she races or when she speaks to people (not that I have met her but through photographs and video). I am writing this post because she will be dearly missed by lots of girls and guys out there, she gave inspiration to many as she is a role model and idol for most of us. Who is gonna reign on her spot this time.
On her website Wellington wrote: “Over the past 12 months I have had time to reflect and think, about my past and, of course, also of my future. Being a professional ironman athlete has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I have achieved more than I could have ever imagined, and been so fortunate to travel to some beautiful places, compete against the best in the world, and forge many lasting friendships. Those life-changing experiences and memories will stay with me forever.
As an athlete I sought ‘the perfect race’. That race within myself where I dug to the depths mentally and physically, and that hard-fought race with my competitors. The World Ironman Championships in 2011 was the icing on the cake for me as an athlete. It was my ‘perfect race’ and it ‘completed’ me.
My passion for the sport hasn’t waned, but my passion for new experiences and new challenges is what is now burning the most brightly. Hence, I have got to the point where I know that it is right for me to retire from professional ironman distance racing.”
To me Crowie and Natasha Badmann is my all time favourite athlete in the world of Ironman.
Last weekend was crazy,It was the week for Ironman World championship and the TNF100 race which was held on the 13th of October, surely I did not participated for Kona but I sure did run for the TNF100.
My blog post held a poll a week before to see if my readers would run if they were injured. So I was waiting for the result to see if I were to run for this race and the results were as below, Thank you all for voting
I was surprise that the “No” result jumped 20% in the last two days, but luckily it did not deter me from running, but if it was the majority, I would just be the official photographer on that day watching my training buddies run their trail run. So here I am at the starting line with the 25k runners
The amount of trail runners sure have increased over the years
Benny New Kicks (he got it only 3 days before) but hey its a Saucony TR Kinvara
We before the run, looking fresh and carrying the required water weight. 1.5l for 25km run. Just so you know I did not train at all or even run for over a month for this 25km so please do not laugh at my finishing timing.
I love the trails as it gives challenges and not just a straight monotonous road, trails enables us to concentrate on what is below our feet, if you switch off for 10 sec you surely gonna trip and fall. My injury was cause I was running at speed and a root was protruding from the ground and my feet his 90degrees and I heard a loud crack and it have not recovered ever since.
the 25k route was a little different from last year but it still had the same elements of torturing us through the hot sun with the open field every year pictured here, I call it the Energy Lab of Macritchie, If you do watch Ironman World Championship, you would know about the infamous Energy Lab where there is no cover from the sun and just plain open road but in this case open field.
(THE ENERGY LAB OF MACRITCHIE)
Well I notice that I was trying to catch up at KM12 if you look at the endomondo map carefully, It was the fastest lap of the day, I told my self if only I could just do a negative split, but it never happened.
Nevertheless we all finished in good time (except for me) but I do not feel disheartened cause it was just 30min slower than last year.
No doubt my 100km races have all been shelved, I will still press on and start my clocking my mileage once my foot is healed. So far its 80% healed. Can’t wait to pound the street again (trails included)
Special shout out to Jayve for winning 3rd Place in her category.of the TNF15k Awesome much … see ya in the trails.
(Pic of J. taken from her FB page)
Till next year again. I have rounded the boys to participate the 50km and I hope they will do it.
If you want to know your results please visit http://www.digitalracesolutions.com.sg/results/northface100_2012/index.html
or just wanting to browse for hot bods and hot babes in trail gears do check out the TNF Facebook page