Photos: Tuesday’s Action from the Big Island

Tuesday from the Big Island

Canadian Lionel Sanders went for an easy run on Tuesday afternoon. Photo: Olive Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Sanders had some support from fiancee Erin MacDonald for his run. Photo: Olive Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Sanders ran on Ali’i Drive toward town. Photo: Olive Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Sanders says that he’s worked hard on his swim and is excited to show what he can do on Saturday. Photo: Olive Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Sanders is known for his stellar cycling and running abilities. Photo: Olive Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander joined several athletes for the the More than Sport/Wynn Republic ride on Tuesday morning. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Three-time Ironman world champion Craig Alexander joined several athletes for the the More than Sport/Wynn Republic ride on Tuesday morning. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Australia’s Luke McKenzie isn’t racing this year, but is on the island to cheer others on and promote his new apparel brand, Wyn Republic. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Chris Lieto pauses for a smile on the road. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Matt Lieto was part of this morning’s ride. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

McKenzie and Lieto have both narrowly missed victory in Kona with second-place finishes. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Beth McKenzie flashes a smile on this morning’s ride. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Daniela Ryf and bike sponsor Felt hosted a press conference on Tuesday. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Daniela touched on her confidence heading into Saturday’s race, dealing with injury early in the year and some of the athletes she expects to compete with on Saturday. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Greg Welch emceed the press event with Ryf. Photo: Oliver Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Three-time Ironman world champ Mirinda Carfrae welcomed baby Isabelle seven weeks ago, so she will not be racing, but she’s on the island to take in race week and support husband Tim O’Donnell. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Both Carfrae and Ryf are Felt athletes. Carfrae has three world titles and Ryf has two. The two have been the strongest women in Kona in recent history.

Tuesday from the Big Island

Greg Welch and Mirinda Carfrae look on as Kaisa Sali (nee Lehtonen) talks about her Kona expectations. Photo: Oliver Baker

Tuesday from the Big Island

Kids line up for the start of the kids dip and dash race. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday from the Big Island

Several kids of former and current pros took part in the event. Photo: Steve Godwin

Tuesday marked four days out from the Ironman World Championship and served as one of the final days we’ll see the professionals out and about doing media appearances and getting in their last workouts.

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