Two days of intense competition at the 2022 Hawaii Ironman World Championships created no shortage of powerful moments. We’ve selected the boldest, most candid, and most captivating pictures from three of the sport’s top photographers—Brad Kaminski, Hannah DeWitt, and Daniel Weiss.
Eventual runner-up in the women’s pro field, Lucy Charles-Barclay warms up before the swim start.
American Skye Moench in the moments before getting into the water.
Former Ironman World Champion, Daniela Ryf, leads a pack of women down the Queen K Highway.
Daniela Ryf douses herself with water during the bike leg.
American Audrey Maheu makes her way along the bike course riding a Giant Yukon fat-tire mountain bike. Maheu finished in 13:19:38—read more here.
Norwegian Gustav Iden prepares for his race in transition before the swim start.
Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt heads over to transition in the hours before the start of the men’s race.
Canada’s Lionel Sanders prepares for his race. Sanders would go on to finish in 34th place overall.
Spectators watch American Tim O’Donnell out near the bike turnaround in the town of Hawi.
Norway’s Gustav Iden is crowned the new Hawaii Ironman World Champion.
An age group athlete, Sascha Siekmann, rides along the Queen K.
American Tim O’Donnell makes his way along the run course. O’Donnell would go on to finish 13th overall.
Female age-group athletes prepare for their wave to be called down to the water’s edge.
Daniela Ryf and Fenella Langridge run side by side on the Queen K. The duo would go on to finish eighth and sixth place, respectively.
An age-group athlete celebrates after finishing the Hawaii Ironman.
Triathletes have a little fun during the traditional Underpants Run on race week.
Japanese athletes pose during the Underpants Run.
An age-group athlete looks out onto the waters of Kailua Bay during a pre-race swim session.
Bryce Wooten prepares to launch out into the waters of Kailua Bay with the help of his guide.
For many age-group athletes, finishing the Hawaii Ironman is the dream of a lifetime.
A triathlete and a volunteer share a moment of levity after the former completes the Hawaii Ironman.
High temperatures caused many triathletes to struggle after the finish line.
Palpable excitement as American Daniel Montiel crosses the finish line.
Age-group men prepare to be called out to the swim start.
Pro women who had raced two days prior cheer on eventual third-place finisher in the men’s pro event, Kristian Blummenfelt.
An age-group athlete lays down in the recovery area after a long day in the hot Hawaiian sun.
Denmark’s Maja Stage-Nielsen signs in for the women’s pro event. She would go on to finish 12th.
Mike Reilly speaks to the starting swimmers in what would be his last Hawaii Ironman event as an announcer.
Racers climb out of the water on their way to T1.
Hot, hard riding out on the Queen K
Age groupers douse themselves with water during the hot and humid run.
Runners feel the crowd’s energy along Ali’i Drive.
Though conditions were warm, low winds resulted in record-breaking bike times across the board.
Athletes continue to toil on the course as the sun begins to set.