The 15 Best Times in Kona History

Impressive times from the 2017 race,  as the top 4 men’s and top 2 women’s times were included in 15 best times of Kona.  It is also interesting to note that the 1989 Ironwar between Mark Allen and Dave Scott still stands as one of the performance in history. MALE 8:01:40 Patrick...
Posted On Oct 11 2018

40 Kona Slots for 40 Years of Ironman

To celebrate 2018 being the 40th year of IRONMAN racing, we are offering 40 commemorative slots to the IRONMAN World Championship. On February 18, 1978 on the shores of Oahu, Hawai`i, 12 amateur athletes swam, biked, and ran 140.6 miles in a single day—a feat that had never...
Posted On Dec 12 2017

Ryf Struggles early, Wins 3rd Kona Title

Daniela Ryf (CHE) won the 2017 Ironman World Championships, becoming champion for the third straight year, cementing herself as one of the greats at Kona.  Ryf is only the 4th woman in history to win the women’s title in three consecutive years, joining Kona Ironman greats...
Posted On Oct 15 2017

Kona Interview: Rachel Joyce Returns to Kona

Rachel Joyce talks about babies, training and family life. Follow usShare this article
Posted On Oct 14 2017

2017 Kona Underpants Run Photo Gallery

2017 Kona Underpants Run images by Wagner Araujo Follow usShare this article
Posted On Oct 13 2017

2017 Kona Parade of Nations

all images by Wagner Araujo, AsiaTRI Senior Photographer Follow usShare this article
Posted On Oct 12 2017

Chasing Kona: Interview with the Philippines’ Retzel Orquiza

With the popularity of triathlon in the Philippines at a high and still growing, the fascination with Kona and the Ironman World Championships tags along with it.   Chasing Kona and gaining an entry however to the Big Dance in October remains elusive to most Ironman triathlon...
Posted On Oct 10 2017

2-Time Gold Medalist Alistair Brownlee has eyes for Kona

In separate interviews with and, 2-time Olympic gold medalist Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain said that he would take 2 years off from ITU racing and entertain possibilities of going long.  The 28-year old Brownlee is planning to go longer than olympic...
Posted On Dec 14 2016

AsiaTRI Interview: A chat with the First Indonesian to Qualify for Kona

Inge Prasetyo will be the first Indonesian to race in Kona Ironman World Championships in 2017.  She got her slot in Ironman Taiwan.  It was her first iron-distance race. Based on the race reports of the finishers, Ironman Taiwan was just branded as one of the most difficult...
Posted On Oct 14 2016

Top 10: The Best Photos of 2016 Kona Ironman

The best photos of the 2016 Kona Ironman World Championships captured by photographers of  AsiaTRI/MundoTRI, Getty Images for Ironman, and Ironman media.   Follow usShare this article
Posted On Oct 13 2016

German Domination in Kona: A Look at the Numbers

The recent all-German podium in Kona highlights a growing trend in dominance by Germany in the men’s categoryof the Ironman World Championships.  Consider these numbers:  Germany put five men in this year’s top 10.   In the last five years (2012-2016), Germany was in...
Posted On Oct 12 2016