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A decade ago, triathlon legend Scott Molina and Endurance Corner coach Gordo Byrn came up with the idea of an “epic triathlon camp” to help top athletes reach to the next level through tons of mileage and intense group training. Now, well-known New Zealand coach and IM Talk co-host John Newsom is carrying on the tradition with Molina at the Kona 2012 Epic Camp Lite May 27–June 3, concluding with Ironman 70.3 Hawaii.
“Epic Camp has a long and proud history of producing unique challenges in the best locations in the world,” says Newsom, who has organized camps in Italy, New Zealand and France since 2005. “This is an awesome chance to get an epic experience, see the big island, train with some like-minded athletes and tie it all in with a great race.”
Former Epic Camps have focused on only elite athletes, but this edition is slightly modified to cater to athletes of all levels, and is particularly ideal for anyone doing a mid-season Ironman. At the end of the week, there will be a small taper before the 70.3 race.
Dates: Sunday, May 27 to Sunday, June 3
Accommodations: Four nights in condos in Kailua-Kona, three nights at the luxurious Mauna Lani Resort.
Cost: $2,295. Includes accommodations (7 nights), all food, coaching, on-road support and transfers. Not included: Flights, entry into Kona 70.3 race, massage.