Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of articles about Big Island athletes leading up to the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 11.
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Frederik Van Lierde shut down his triathlon season in June to focus on the pinnacle event of his sport.
Thousands of athletes participated in the Ironman World Championship Saturday, but only a handful of the participants could claim the 140.6-mile route as a place they call home.
T oday marks the 35th running of the Ironman World Championship. For event founders Judy and John Collins, it has been a long road, but the couple now has an opportunity to sit and take in the spectacle of the event.
Hines Ward spent 14 years in the NFL, catching 1,000 passes and earning a reputation as one of the most physical wide receivers in NFL history.
With a more relaxed attitude and new training regimen, Pete Jacobs is one very confident defending champion heading into Saturday's Ironman World Championship.
The finish line Saturday at the Ironman World Championship is just the starting line for 18-year-olds Keoni Smith and Dan Gampon.
Thousands of early risers will flock to the heart of Kailua-Kona Saturday to witness a grueling one-day challenge.
The Ironman World Championship is not just about endurance racing. It's a legendary, inspiring sporting event that motivates and encourages people of all ages.