Category: Irish in Kona

Irish In Kona 2019: Race numbers, how to track and where to watch the race live.

The first full official Ironman in Youghal this year contributed to give us our biggest contingent of Irish athletes racing in Kona. We have seventeen men and four women qualified to start on Saturday to tackle one of the hardest Ironman races in the world.

Click on through for the full lists of both men and women and details of how to track them and how to watch the race live. Read More

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Irish Kona Slots and Podiums at Ironman Barcelona 2018

Ironman Barcelona has been one of the most popular races for Irish triathletes for the last few seasons. A combination of a late date allowing for Summer training, a flat easy course appeals to beginners and fast times making it a target for those chasing PB’s.

The huge numbers of Irish athletes also tends to result in a number of both Kona slots and podiums. The most notable being the women’s 60-64 age group where all three podium places were taken by Irish athletes.

Click on through for the list of Irish Kona qualifiers and podium finishers at the 2018 Ironman Barcelona.

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Irish athletes qualified for Kona 2018. Updated January 9th 2018

In 2017 we had a record amount of athletes race the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. As we start 2018 we already have seven Irish (or adopted Irish) athletes qualified for Kona in October.

Click on through to see who has ticked the Kona box so far…

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Adopted Irish athletes qualified for Kona at Ironman Wales and Ironman Italy

We had two local athletes qualify for Kona in the last month. We may do well to try and “adopt” them under the “granny rule” that is common in international football especially as they are both fast. You can never have too many fast athletes representing at Kona. One of them took a slot at Ironman Wales, the other at Ironman Italy. Click on through for details  Read More

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