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Video: Locals Cheer Evolta On Hawaii Ironman Course

Panasonic's Evolta robot is getting support from around the Big Island as he takes on the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship course.

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Panasonic’s Evolta robot is getting support from around the Big Island as he takes on the 140.6-mile Ironman World Championship course.

The team from Mauna Lani Bay Hotel set up an aid station for Evolta. Photo provided by Mauna Lani Bay Hotel.

The team from Hawaii’s triathlete-friendly hotel, The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows, came out to show their support of Evolta as he rode past the resort entrance around midnight last night. Just like on Ironman day, Mauna Lani Bay had a well stocked aid station and lively cheer squad to give Evolta that extra push as his little legs took him back into Kona.

Check out this video capturing Evolta’s ride along the Queen K:

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It’s not just humans that seek out the title of being an”Ironman”. Following the 1900 triathletes that completed the Ironman World Championships in Kona earlier this month, Panasonic’s Evolta robots have taken to the famous Hawaii course to also claim this prestigious title, or should we more appropriately say, the “Ironbot” title.

Photo: Baron Sekiya, Hawaii247.com and Panasonic

The Evolta robots, with one especially designed for the swim, the bike and the run, are seven inch high humanoids powered by three AA rechargeable batteries. They are taking on this ambitious challenge to prove the durability, strength and performance of the Evolta line of rechargeable batteries.

The adorable little green and white guy has been going day and night to meet the one-week cut off time, stopping only when his batteries need recharging. Evolta completed the 2.4-mile swim off Kona Pier in a little over 5 hours, shaving a full 90 minutes off his personal best. Currently Evolta is nearing the end of the bike course powering along the Queen K at a pace of one mile per hour.