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E OLA MAU: IRONMAN VR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION COMMENCES AS IRONMAN VR27 OPENS WITH FIRST-EVER FREE VIRTUAL FULL-DISTANCE IRONMAN TRIATHLON

– Seven-day IRONMAN VR27 Kona Classic Division underway as participants look to swim or run 13.86km (2.4 mile), ride 180km (112 miles) and run 42.2km (26.2 miles) between 6 a.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 5 and 7:59 pm ET on Sunday, Oct. 11

 Three-day IRONMAN VR27 Kona Classic Division & 17-Hour IRONMAN VR27 Kona Challenger Division to open on Friday, Oct. 11 at 6:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. GMT)

– Over 14 hours of programming on the IRONMAN Now Facebook Watch page including Kona Celebration Daily Show brings hallmarks of Kona race week to life virtually for fans across the world

– More than 120,000 members from around the globe have now registered on the IRONMAN Virtual Club platform continuing to prove #AnywhereIsPossible

IRONMAN® VR27IRONMAN VR World Championship Celebration has commenced with over 7,000 athletes already registered looking to complete first virtual full-distance IRONMAN triathlon

Seven-day IRONMAN VR27 Classic Division is underway requiring participants to swim or run 13.86km (2.4 miles), ride 180km (112 miles) and run 42.2km (26.2 miles) between 6 a.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 5 and 7:59 pm ET on Sunday, Oct. 11

Three-day IRONMAN VR27 Classic Division and 17-Hour IRONMAN VR27 Kona Challenger Division opens Friday, Oct. 9 at 6:00 a.m. ET (10:00 a.m. GMT) with FREE registration still open

Over 14 hours of programming on the IRONMAN Now Facebook Watch page bringing the magic and spirit of Kona race week alive virtually throughout historic IRONMAN World Championship week

Hosted Kona Celebration Daily Show brings all the hallmarks of world championship week to life virtually for fans across the world, including the E Komo Mai Welcome Ceremony, Ho‘ala Swim celebration, Underpants Run and Heroes of Hawai`i

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Registration remains open and free to all on the IRONMAN VC platform at www.ironmanvirtualclub.com/IRONMAN Virtual Racing Series offers athletes tangible IRONMAN VR Finisher Bundles and other IRONMAN Virtual Racing Series merchandise through  www.ironmanstore.com/ironman-vr

Kona Celebration Daily Show – E Ola Mau
The Kona Celebration Daily Show – E Ola Mau kicked off the 2020 IRONMAN VR World Championship Celebration on Sunday. Each broadcast of the Kona Celebration Daily Show will celebrate the greatest athletes and achievements over the event’s 40-plus-year history, presenting the most inspiring storylines to ever emerge from this iconic race with a binding theme of E Ola Mau, meaning ‘Keep on Living.’

The show will celebrate Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and the IRONMAN World Championship through athletic participation, storytelling and community moments. The audience will have access to exclusive interviews and interactions with Kona pros and legends, a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the race production, new course insights, and original content that immerses viewers in the race-week experience and energy.

Viewers will re-live some of the most epic rivalries and memorable finish line moments, while celebrating the fiercest competitors and biggest personalities of the big race.

Hosted by Michael Lovato and Dede Griesbauer with reporting by Greg Welch and Matt Lieto, the program will also feature special guests including IRONMAN legends, Master Coaches and professional athletes.

See below for a full Kona Celebration Daily Show – E Ola Mau listing of shows, as well links to shows that have previously aired.
 
Sunday, October 4  

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 1 – Watch Again
    • E Ola MauE Komo Mai – Welcome to IRONMAN VR World Championship Celebration Week
    • Kona 101 Origin Story with Bob Babbitt
    • Greatest Marathon Battles
    • IRONMAN VR Athlete Experience
    • ROKA Hoal’a IRONMAN Training Swim
    • HOKA ONE ONE ProAm 5K and Fun Run 
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Monday, October 5 

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 2 – Watch Again
    • Kahiau Together – Greg Welch talks IRONMAN Foundations on the Island of Hawai`i
    • Interview with Julie Moss
    • Kona Volunteer Feature
    • IRONMAN World Championship Run Course
    • Interview with Mahea Akau
    • Interview with Mirinda Carfrae
    • Interview with Roderick Sewell
    • IRONMAN Foundation Executive Director Sarah Hartmann interviews Sika Henry

Tuesday, October 6 

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 3 – Watch Again
    • Keiki Dip ‘n Dash 
    • Parade of Nations
    • Memorable Finish Lines
    • Kona Transformation during IRONMAN World Championships
    • Donald Miralle IRONMAN Photographer Feature

Wednesday, October 7 

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 4 – Watch Again
    • A Night at the Palace – Inside Kona’s VIP Party 
    • Honoring Our Reigning Champions 
    • The Road to Hawi on ROUVY – Register here

Thursday, October 8 

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 5 – 1:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. GMT)
    • Kona Underpants Run  

Friday, October 9 

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 6 – 1:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. GMT)
    • Virtual Bike Course Tour 
    • TriClub Ride on ROUVY – Register here

Saturday, October 10 

  • Kona Celebration Daily Show 7 – 1:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. GMT)
    • Relive Race Day ’19 – An edited re-air featuring live commentary from the top pros 
    • The Midnight Finish 
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