As many of you know, last weekend my wife, Elizabeth, and I were in Kona Hawaii for the Ironman World Championship. Kona is where the best of the best come together to complete in the worlds toughest sporting event; 2.4 miles of swimming in open water, 112 miles of biking in 120+ heat, and 26.2 miles (yes a marathon) of running. Being the premiere triathlete destination, tens of thousands compete each year to qualify for one of a handful of spots in the race. Being that our very own Ben Greenfield qualified, Mt. Capra sent us over to the “Big Island” to document this event. Below you will find a series of successive photos with captions journaling this experience. Look for a pre-race interview video later today, a post race interview video next week, and extensive video coverage toward the middle of next week. For now though enjoy the photos and start training for next year. 🙂
Elizabeth and I had a great time witnessing and documenting this event. We will certainly be tuning in to watch Ben on NBC when the event is re-broadcast on December 17th. After the race Ben told the first thing he was going to do was to get a good dinner and supplement his protein, mineral, and antioxidant needs with Double Bonded Protein and Solar Synergy.