Jul 1st 2020
This route, situated on the rugged tropical island of Hawai`i, is designed to test the world's top triathletes. Riders exit the Kailua-Kona pier area heading up Palani road and then loop around and through Kailua-Kona for the first 10 miles before heading out on the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway and through the legendary lava fields towards Hawi. The final 10km will take athletes up the climb to Hawi and straight into the strong Tradewinds of the Hawaiian Islands ending 3.5 miles short of the official IRONMAN® World Championship turn around.
ROUVY CEO Petr Samek, “Not many have the opportunity to visit Hawai`i and test themselves on the highly demanding Kona course. And only the select few qualify to compete over the crown of the triathlon world. So, we are happy to give every athlete the opportunity to experience it virtually from home.”
Athletes will start in Kailua-Kona as they snake their way through the beachside community. Around the 22km, sweat to the best of Hawai`i’s Big Island as you ride over former lava fields. This followed by strenuous ascents at 35km and the 64km. As you descend from the peaks enjoy the stunning ocean views that created the great Hawaiian legends.
Course details and overview are here. ROUVY and IRONMAN wish all our riders a warm, "Aloha, and a fun ride!"
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The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. On March 26, 2020, Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) entered into an agreement to sell The IRONMAN Group to Advance; closing is anticipated in mid-2020. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.