Mauna Kea is known as the tallest mountain on earth and one of the toughest climbs in the world of cycling. With its 4,205m of altitude gain in one continuous climb of nearly 70km it would scare even the best climbers on the world tour. Used to fighting for the World Champion Ironman crown during this time of the year on the island, Luke McKenzie had to set himself a new challenge after a difficult season.
Ever wonder about how a pro athlete prepares for an Ironman in the last two days before a race? Have a look at what Annabel Luxford does to be ready for IM Kona.
The 2014 Kona Champion is arguable one of the most meticulous workers in the world of triathlon. Every training session is planned to perfection and then analyzed together with his trainer Lubos Bilek to gain even the smallest of margins.
The German claimed his third podium in his fifth participation at the legendary IM Hawaii. After a day of gutsy racing, Kienle crossed the finish line behind the 2015 Champion, Jan Frodeno.
You can't win a triathlon without having a bike that performs. Here are three custom beauties that you'll see in Kona.
Berkel heads to Kona for final preparation in hopes of getting a competitive edge. With a crash early on in, Berkel is forced to mix up his training.
There is a reason why so many of the world’s top triathletes choose Noosa as their training base. For this discipline, it might just be the best training location in the world.
How do you manage a work “Tri-life” balance while training for the world’s toughest and most important long distance triathlon? You live in Melbourne, and you get very good at managing your time.
Aiming for that Kona Podium. Cyril Viennot logging miles at home in Dôle, France.
Head to Australia with Sebastian Kienle for his first time Down Under in order to freshen up his training routine pre-Kona.
Participating, completing or even winning IM Hawaii is a lifelong dream for most long distance triathletes. We follow SCOTT athletes on their journey to the big race.
Specialty coffee from all over the world, brewed to perfection and roasted just fifteen feet away. The coffee culture in Hawaii is impressive.
The Energy Lab is known for being the most grueling part of the marathon at the World Championships in Hawaii.
The swim course of the IM Hawaii has it's own rules and surprises. Strong currents, choppy waters but also a lot of marine animals to discover.
Running long in the farm lands of Big Island to get the necessary fitness for a crueling marathon.
Streets with little to no traffic, challenging uphills, technical downhills and breathtaking landscapes. The Kona hinterland has a lot to offer.