Three of Chelsea Sodaro’s Key Kona Workouts
Sodaro and coach Dan Plews reveal three sessions that helped this Kona rookie break the tape at the 2022 Ironman World Championship.
Sodaro and coach Dan Plews reveal three sessions that helped this Kona rookie break the tape at the 2022 Ironman World Championship.
The journey to Ironman world champion was not an easy one for Chelsea Sodaro. We uncover the pieces that made it all come together—the PTO Maternity Leave policy, a super-smart sports scientist coach, and a whole lot of grit.
Exclusive: An investigation into the legality of Gustav Iden’s prototype Hawaii Ironman run shoes has lead to a surprising conclusion: anything goes. But other than the Norwegians, nobody seems to know.
Our five-minute stand down (see what we did there?) with Ironman’s head referee to find out why the pro penalty box was overflowing in the Ironman World Championships with race-changing violations - and why he believes that's a good thing.
We take an honest post-mortem of one of the most historic Hawaii Ironman World Championships from those who were there.
After combing through thousands of images of the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, photographers Hannah DeWitt, Brad Kaminski, and Daniel Weiss bring you the best moments of 2022.
Who is the mysterious "bigger and heavily funded organization" who wrestled longtime control of the Kona coffee boat? We found out.
With a bike split of 6:57:22 and an overall finishing time of 13:19:38, Audrey Maheu accomplished what she set out to do in Kona: prove that it’s possible to be fast and have fun.
We take a look at the bikes ridden by the top ten fastest pro cyclists at this year’s world championships.
Couldn't make it to the Big Island this year for the return of the Hawaii Ironman? We'll take you there with our age-group gallery.
With his mantra of 1 percent better every day, Chris Nikic continues to change the perception of what is possible. Crossing the finish line at the Ironman World Championships adds his name to the history books and cements his legacy as a pioneer in the sport.
Some interesting movement punctuated the annual Kona Bike Count during the first-ever two-day Ironman World Championships. We dig into the numbers.
“Kona is legendary for a reason.”
In a race for the ages, Kona rookie Chelsea Sodaro won the Ironman World Championship on Thursday. This morning we chatted about her memorable, life-changing day.
Young rising star Sam Laidlow made the race yesterday in his debut at the Ironman World Championship in Kona.
The amazing Lucy Charles-Barclay finished 2nd for the fourth time in a row at the Ironman World Championship in Kona on Thursday - an accomplishment that she considers a victory after returning from injury.
Kristian Blummenfelt won the Ironman World Championship in St George last May, and finished a hard-fought 3rd place at the Ironman World Championship in Kona
“In the end, it’s a battle with yourself.”
If you want to see the full spectrum of human emotions, watch the age-group finish line at the Ironman World Championships. Elated, bewildered, and completely wrecked - these athletes felt it all, and you will, too.
There was some fast and furious racing on the Big Island, but not everyone made it to the finish chute. What happened to those who didn’t?
We look at what the top-10 men and women in Kona were wearing out on the run.
When you run your way into fifth place at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships, you get to do your post-race interview wherever you want. In Joe Skipper's case, that's the hotel pool behind the finish line.
Eighth-place finisher Magnus Ditlev talks about a frustrating day on the road with a missing special needs bag, a questionable penalty, and what it was like running with Sebastian Kienle.
The top four finishers in the men's race at this year's Ironman World Championships were all Kona rookies, including Kristian Blummenfelt. And if Blummenfelt's predictions are right, Ironman racing will never be the same.
Second-place finisher (and new bike record holder) Sam Laidlow walks us through his Kona debut, including what Gustav Iden said when he made his pass in the final miles.
Gustav Iden may have made his record-setting performance look easy, but it was anything but. The new Ironman World Champion shares insights on the pivotal moments of the race and whether he'll try to pull off the Ironman/70.3 double at St. George this fall.
The faces and sights of a record-breaking 2022 Hawaii Ironman World Championship men's race in photos.
Rookies reigned, records were shattered and conventional wisdom proved not-so-conventional after all. We dig into the future significance of the most competitive Hawaii Ironman World Championships ever.
Norway's Gustav Iden took the win at the 2022 Hawaii Ironman World Championships in his first try on the Big Island and second Ironman ever in a time of 7:40:24.
A few surprises highlight the combined Hawaii Ironman World Championship 2022 Kona bike count data from days one and two, as well as pro men's bike count data—including frames, wheels, saddles, components, and more. UPDATED: Hydration.
Tomorrow, they race. But today, we ooh and ahh over their bikes.
Germany's Patrick Lange has some unfinished business out on the Queen K this year, after a disappointing DNF in 2019. We take a look at the setup and spec he'll be using in Kona this week.
Cam Wurf is best known for his blazing-fast bike splits and the way he can affect a pro Ironman field. We dig into the Pinarello Bolide that he'll be racing this week in Kona.
Gustav Iden is making his debut at Ironman World Championships this week—we look at his unique ride, dotted with custom flourishes.
Kiwi Braden Currie is looking to improve on his podium finish at IMWC St. George this year with the help of a new Felt IA 2.0 and a super-custom front end he worked on himself.
Ahead of this weekend's Ironman World Championship, former pro basketball player Sebastien Bellin shares how he survived a suicide bombing in Brussels and his recovery journey to becoming a triathlete.
Jan Frodeno has won the Ironman World Championship three times: in 2015, 2016, and 2019. He’s unable to race this year due to an injury, but he is here in Kona and we had an awesome chat about his amazing career.
2022 has been a break-through year for Lionel Sanders, showing everyone that he can race patiently. Could this be the year he gets a victory in Kona?
After suffering a major heart attack in 2021, just being on the start line is a victory for Tim O'Donnell.
If yesterday’s race at the Ironman World Championships proved anything, it’s that the women’s pro race is not a sideshow - it’s the main event.
"I gave it all I had."
"This second place means the most out of all of them."
"My mind is pretty blown right now."
A look at a long, hot, and historic day of racing for the women's pro field at the 2022 Hawaii Ironman World Championship.
Chelsea Sodaro, the first female American to break the tape at the Hawaii Ironman World Championship in over a quarter of a century also became the first rookie to win Kona in 15 years.
Feast upon the bike count data behind the frames, components, aerobars, wheels, and saddles that the 2022 Hawaii Ironman World Championship day one racers are using in Kona this year.
We've scoured Ali'i Drive to bring you the latest and greatest tri trappings from the Hawaii Ironman World Championship.
We found the brightest, blingiest, and most meaningful-looking bikes from the best long-course age-group women in the world. (And yes, there's a fat tire bike with aerobars and a basket.)
Sporting the always-intimidating race number one, the Swiss ten-time world champion is riding a new setup from Felt with a few very interesting race-day modifications.
It's all about testing the warm waters of the Kailua Bay and preparing for two days of upcoming races. We take you there.
Kristian Blummenfelt's bike of choice may be unconventional, but it does the job. Pictured with his disc-wheel training setup, find detailed pics and specs on his Kona race-day rig in our gallery.
A recent victory at the World Triathlon Long Course World Championships proves that Lucy Charles-Barclay is ready to race, and we'll take a close look at the prototype Cube Aerium C:68X that'll help send her through the lava fields of the Queen K.
"It's been three years. It feels like almost 10 years...but now we're back and finally we can race again...It gives me a lot of motivation to race here because now it feels like almost the Olympic Games," said 2019 Ironman World Champion, Anne Haug.
He’s a two-time Ironman World Champion, the current holder of the run course record for Kona, and a Challenge Roth Champion. But Patrick Lange comes into Kona as an underdog to some.
Despite her injuries after surviving a bike-car collision, Kat is here in Kona, staying strong, and chatted with us about how she’s feeling.
Abs, legs, luchador masks, and more than a few tushies made their triumphant return to the Big Island with this year's always-epic Underpants Run. Click, scroll, enjoy.
With a win at IM Des Moines in June and a top-15 finish at this year’s IMWC in St. George, Matt Hanson looks to pilot his QR to a big result on the Big Island. We look at the minute details on his setup.
The three-time Ironman World Champion and current run course record-holder joined us for a chat ahead of this year's Ironman World Championship, where she will be a guest commentator during the women's race coverage.
This year has been an amazing one for Joe Skipper, from his successful Sub-7 endeavor to his recent dominating win at Ironman Wales with his speedy 2:37:24 marathon.
The only thing greater than Cam Wurf's athletic abilities? His gift for gab.
This will be the 2014 Ironman World Champion’s last Kona as a professional triathlete, and he plans to enjoy every second of it.
Chugging beer out of pink plastic flamingos, Ponchoman on the ukulele, and the hallowed (drinking) grounds of the Hawaii Ironman World Championships—Huggo’s.
After three wins this year, Germany’s Laura Philipp is aiming her sleek Canyon toward the Queen K. We take a look at her setup.
Sam Holness, or “Super Sam,” will be the first known triathlete with autism to compete in the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
These athletes have all won the coveted Ironman World Championship title—some of them more than once—but what are they doing now?
2022 will mark the final Ironman World Championship called by Mike Reilly, "The Voice of Ironman."
After high school, Maja Stage Nielsen went to Club La Santa to work as a golf instructor, but fell in love with triathlon while there, and changed course. Now she's racing as a pro on Ironman's biggest stage.
Since 2016, Aussie Sarah Crowley has gone fifteenth, third, sixth, and third at the Ironman World Championship here in Kona. What will happen in 2022?
The front-pack swimmer has yet to have a great day in Kona, but if his recent races are any indication, he's due for an awesome race on October 8.
Do you know how much prize money the pro winners take home? Do you know the percentage of the world who has raced in Kona? How about the largest person to ever finish IMWC? Be illuminated.
As the top returning American from Ironman World Championships in St. George, Chris Leiferman is ready to fly. We take a close look at what he’ll be riding out on the Queen K.
This list includes some of the sport's top names, proving that the brutal Hawaiian conditions can get the best of anyone.
We can’t wait to see what this young, rising star can do here in Kona on October 8.
At Kona 2019, Laura Philipp finished 4th. Finishing better than that on October 6th should surprise no one.
Magnus Ditlev had a huge win this year at Challenge Roth, and is ranked #2 in the PTO World Rankings. Look for Magnus to shake things up in Kona.
We take a quick flyby video tour of the 2022 Ironman World Championship Kona course.
The men’s race and the women’s race are on two different days for the first time ever in Kona, and as such they’ll play out very differently out on the road. We gaze into our crystal ball to see how the race could go.
Our up-to-date breakdown of the top contenders for the podium at this year’s Hawaii Ironman World Championships men’s event.
She won the last Ironman World Championship in Kona, and won Challenge Roth in 2021 and 2022. Is Anne Haug ready for another big win on October 6th?
The Olympic gold medalist won the Ironman World Championship in St. George, Utah in May. Can Kristian Blummenfelt win another world title here in Kona?
Since winning the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2019, the big victories have just kept coming for Gustav Iden. But there's still one more big win out there for him to claim.
We’ve compiled an extensive guide to look at the course, the conditions, and the major players at each point of the women’s race in Kona so viewers know how it could go down.
The fight between triathletes and locals isn’t going away. But there shouldn’t even be a fight in the first place.
Our up-to-date breakdown of the top contenders for the podium at this year’s Hawaii Ironman World Championships women’s event.
The five-time Ironman champ used this progressive tempo run workout to prep for her race in Kona, but this versatile session can be used by age-groupers training for any distance.
Just over 50 miles away from the loud, pumping heart of Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona there sits the small historic sugar plantation town of Hawi.
19 year-old Rachel Welsford followed her father's footsteps into triathlon, but now she's blazing her own path - one that takes her to this year's Ironman World Championship.
Ironman is back in Kona, but not everyone is happy about it. A new effort urges visiting triathletes to practice goodwill when visiting the Big Island.
The grueling battle between Dave Scott and Mark Allen at the 1989 Ironman World Championship is one of the most talked-about races of all time. We explain why Iron War still matters.
The two-time Ironman world champion may be a familiar name to most, but few fans outside of Germany know the full story behind Patrick Lange’s rise to the top. Read our complete bio.