The route, situated along the western and northern coast of the 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. Following a gradual climb, Hawi marks the turnaround point, from which athletes ride back in the opposite direction, battling the famous winds, to the finish at transition two in Kailua-Kona.
ROUVY CEO Petr Samek, “The IRONMAN World Championship is the pinnacle event in the world of endurance sports. So, it is so exciting to give every athlete the possibility to experience the course and compare themselves to the top IRONMAN athletes. We are happy to connect triathletes all over the world. Now literally everyone can try the full-distance IRONMAN World Championship course from their home and experience the atmosphere of the most famous IRONMAN race.”
Distance: 180.09 km (112 miles)
Ascent: 1316 m
Max Altitude: 195m
Max Grade: 11%
Average Grade: 1%
IRONMAN World Championship
Since its inception in 1978 on the Island of Oahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its name in history through stellar performances, inspirational participants and emotional memories. In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikiki to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Island of Hawai`i where it continues to take place to this day. The race now sees over 2,500 athletes embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN World Champion. The most iconic one-day sporting event in the world is the culmination of 40 global IRONMAN events with over 94,000 athletes around the world striving for one of the coveted qualifying slots. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.
About The IRONMAN Group
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 hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance (www.advance.com), a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.