Several top Ironman World Championship contenders spent time training on Kona's Queen K on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 5.

Ironman triathletes will face all kinds of demons on Saturday, October 12.
Ironman triathletes will face all kinds of demons on Saturday, October 12.
Rachel Joyce rode the Queen K to Hawi by herself on Saturday morning. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Rachel Joyce rode the Queen K to Hawi by herself on Saturday morning. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Joyce rides a Cervelo P5. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Joyce rides a Cervelo P5. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Joyce was sick at last year's Ironman World Championships. Expect her to be a contender this time around. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Joyce was sick at last year’s Ironman World Championships. Expect her to be a contender this time around. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Powerhouse Meredith Kessler has been training on the Big Island for a month. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Powerhouse Meredith Kessler has been training on the Big Island for a month. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Kessler was riding a new Cannondale Slice. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Kessler was riding a new Cannondale Slice. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Kessler rode by herself, just a couple of miles behind Linsey Corbin. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Kessler rode by herself, just a couple of miles behind Linsey Corbin. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Old Dave Matthews and some really bad pop entertained Kessler as she road the final pitch to Hawi. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Old Dave Matthews and some really bad pop entertained Kessler as she rode the final pitch to Hawi. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Saturday's ride was moderately windy by Big Island standards. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Saturday’s ride was moderately windy by Big Island standards. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Meredith Kessler sits near the top of many experts' list of favorites in Saturday's Ironman World Championships. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Many experts have Meredith Kessler near the top of their list of favorites for Saturday’s Ironman World Championships. Photo: Kurt Hoy
The road to Hawi. Photo: Kurt Hoy
The road to Hawi. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Linsey Corbin was flying on the return from Hawi. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Linsey Corbin was flying on the return from Hawi. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Linsey Corbin. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Linsey Corbin. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Corbin is on a new Trek Speed Concept.
Corbin is on a new Trek Speed Concept.
Corbin called the conditions on Saturday morning
Corbin called the conditions on Saturday morning “classic.” Photo: Kurt Hoy
Linsey Corbin makes the most of the turnaround tailwind. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Linsey Corbin makes the most of the turnaround tailwind. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Current Ironman World Champion, Leanda Cave stretched her legs on Saturday, riding from the Mauna Lani Bay hotel to Hawi and back. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Current Ironman World Champion, Leanda Cave stretched her legs on Saturday, riding from the Mauna Lani Bay hotel to Hawi and back. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Cave was aboard her
Cave was aboard her “old” bike. Her race bike showed up yesterday. Photo: Kurt Hoy
A hamstring tear set Cave back during the early part of 2013, but she's now riding pain-free. Photo: Kurt Hoy
A hamstring tear set Cave back during the early part of 2013, but she’s now riding pain-free. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Cave rode at a high pace with one training partner on Saturday. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Cave rode at a high pace with one training partner on Saturday. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Triathlete.com will bring you images of Leanda's new Canyon race bike later in the week. Photo: Kurt Hoy
Triathlete.com will bring you images of Leanda’s new Canyon race bike later in the week. Photo: Kurt Hoy

Several top Ironman World Championship contenders spent time training on Kona’s Queen K on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 5.

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