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Stories about the final preparation for the world’s most famous triathlon


Is This the World's Toughest Triathlon?

Moments of Kona

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.

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Annabel Luxford's Ironman Preparation

Moments of Kona

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.

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Big Island tour

Moments of Kona
Since 1978 the IM World Championship takes place on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is almost grotesque that this beautiful island is the venue of one of the hardest sport events in the world. Have a look at the video to see which place our athletes like most.
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Sebastian Kienleā€™s final IM Hawaii prep

Moments of 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.

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2016 Edition


Sebastian Kienle concludes his Kona journey on the podium

Moments of Kona

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.

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Plasma 5 Kona Special Editions

Moments of Kona

You can't win a triathlon without having a bike that performs. Here are three custom beauties that you'll see in Kona.

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Jan van Berkel

Moments of 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.

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Luke McKenzie

Moments of Kona

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.

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Annabel Luxford

Moments of Kona

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.

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Cyril Viennot

Moments of Kona

Aiming for that Kona Podium. Cyril Viennot logging miles at home in Dôle, France.

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Sebastian Kienle

Moments of Kona

Head to Australia with Sebastian Kienle for his first time Down Under in order to freshen up his training routine pre-Kona.

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2016 Edition

Moments of 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.

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2015 Edition


Kona Coffee

Moments of Kona

Specialty coffee from all over the world, brewed to perfection and roasted just fifteen feet away. The coffee culture in Hawaii is impressive.

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Energy Lab

Moments of Kona

The Energy Lab is known for being the most grueling part of the marathon at the World Championships in Hawaii.

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Ocean Swim

Moments of Kona

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.

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The Run

Moments of Kona

Running long in the farm lands of Big Island to get the necessary fitness for a crueling marathon.

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Riding Kona

Moments of Kona

Streets with little to no traffic, challenging uphills, technical downhills and breathtaking landscapes. The Kona hinterland has a lot to offer.

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