KONA Gallery: Best Images from the Pro Men’s Race

All images by AsiaTRI Photographer Marvin Manalang

The Pro Transition Rack sets the stage for the tight battle for the new King of Kona


Norwegian Kristian Blummenfelt is seeded #1 after winning the 2021 Ironman World Championships at St. George, Utah.


First up.  Swim start for the Pro Men.

Tight lead pack at the first foray into Queen K Highway

Aussie Max Neumann and Frenchman Sam Laidlow set the stage for some aggressive riding.   Laidlow now holds the all-time bike course record at 4:04:36.

Random age group triathletes and their exotic bikes, looking fast and sleek.

Pro Men Run battle at Ali’i Drive

2014 Ironman World Champion Sebi Kienle on his farewell Kona race.  He finished 6th and went sub-8 hours.

Top 3 Men:   Gustav Iden, Sam Laidlow and Kristian Blummenfelt

There can be only one:  2022 Ironman World Champion Gustav Iden of Norway.

Course Record: 7:40:24

Run Course Record: 2:36:15

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