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The Toughest Parts Of Kona Explained | Where The Ironman World Championships Will Be Won & Lost

The Ironman World Championships, held in Hawaii every year for its tough conditions and fierce conditions, making it one of the hardest human challenges of all. We take at where we think are going to be where the race will see its key moments!

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The pinnacle of the triathlon pyramid is the Ironman World Championships, taking place on Hawaii, on the 2nd weekend of every October. This race is not only famed for attracting the very best amateur and professional Ironman athletes on the planet, but also the unforgiving weather conditions that this island dishes out to athletes year upon year.

However, there is another factor about this race that gets everyone talking each year… and that is the course itself. So today we are going to delve into some of the crucial aspects of this iconic course and discuss – in our opinion – their impact on how the racing can unfold

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Comments (8)

If it wasn’t for the world champs, I don’t think a lot of AGs would race this. Non-wetsuit swim, bike ride out and back on a highway, high heat and humid run, and doesn’t even look that scenic.

Kona it’s only a name that bring lot of money – try BlackLake in Montenegro if you wanna try a hard race.

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What do you think is the biggest challenge on the course? Let us know!

Krzysztof Kajetanowicz

“At no other point during the Hawaii Ironman does this column of athletes resemble as much of a death march” – hahahah brilliant!

Great video again guys so much quality info brought to us AG athletes. Keep up the fantastic work

Nice job on pronunciations guys, and those are some killer glasses!

Great video, especially for those who have not seen, been involved in triathlon before. Great info. Missed the link to get the GTN smart T

OK _ what kind of glasses are you both wearing??

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