If there’s one thing triathletes love more than running down Ali’i Drive, it’s running down Ali’i Drive in their tighty-whities. Triathletes excitedly gathered ahead of this weekend’s races for the annual Underpants Run, a beloved tradition that’s exactly what it sounds like – triathletes running through the streets of Kona in their underwear. For more on the history of the event, check out our 2013 interview with founder Paul Huddle. If you’re just looking for your daily dose of fun, keep scrolling for fun photos from the best parade in Kona.
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Showing off their…Kona 2022 logos
From the land of the rising sun (and pink pigtails)
Sun’s out, guns out
Keeping it keto—even in your undies
Caught you looking at the Cookie Monster
Throwback Underpants Run style
Devil? Angel? Yes.
Aero helmet? Packed. Tri kit? Packed. Pineapple costume? Packed.
Coeur hearts and love
Canadian cowboys riding two deep
What’s a few pairs of tighty-whities amongst friends?
Master of (underpants) ceremonies, Mike Reilly, setting the pace
Roch and Reilly fire up (and warm up) the scantily-clad crowd
Striking a pose and looking fit
Austrian triathletes hate fabric
Angry kitty, happy M-Dot tat
El luchador está listo
Shark pack attack
“Let me see that Tootsie Roll…”
South African pride