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How's it going everyone? I'm surprised this race group hasn't gotten started yet, but I figured I would open it up. Is everyone ABSOLUTELY PUMPED to be racing in Kona or what? :) Does everyone have their flights/accommodations take care of? I just qualified last week, but was able to get my flights and accommodations taken care of. I wish I was staying a little closer to transition, but everything was already booked. Nonetheless, my place is about 4 miles into the run course which should work out pretty well for my family.

For some of you that have not raced here before, I did race last year, so please let me know if you have any questions I can help with.


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Originally posted by PeakTriCoaching

How's it going everyone? I'm surprised this race group hasn't gotten started yet, but I figured I would open it up. Is everyone ABSOLUTELY PUMPED to be racing in Kona or what? Does everyone have their flights/accommodations take care of? I just qualified last week, but was able to get my flights and accommodations taken care of. I wish I was staying a little closer to transition, but everything was already booked. Nonetheless, my place is about 4 miles into the run course which should work out pretty well for my family.

For some of you that have not raced here before, I did race last year, so please let me know if you have any questions I can help with.


Congratulation - it will be my first time for IM Kona but I lived out there for a few years and did the old Half that was there in Kona a few times and the Lava man. Not comparing those with this race just saying and ....Damn I'm looking forward to this...

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2013-09-26 1:55 AM
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Yip qualified at Whistler, arrived in Kona last week and staying up Ali'i drive about 4k from the finish which isn't too bad. The best I could get at such late notice but quite reasonable cost for the month. This will be my first IM in Kona but I did the 70.3 here in June along with a tri camp for a week. Picked up a 26" cruiser bike for $80 at Walmart to get around and for my partner to use on race day, she's not happy being a single speed but she'll get over it!
Have done a few swims on the course, there have been Tiger sharks sighted during the week and the beaches up Ali'i were closed the other day due to sightings. Having said that two days ago I had a great swim on the course with a pod of playful dolphins and there babies.
Can't wait for race day, have no expectations other than a finish.
Bring it on....................

2013-09-26 1:09 PM
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Yip qualified at Whistler, arrived in Kona last week and staying up Ali'i drive about 4k from the finish which isn't too bad. The best I could get at such late notice but quite reasonable cost for the month. This will be my first IM in Kona but I did the 70.3 here in June along with a tri camp for a week. Picked up a 26" cruiser bike for $80 at Walmart to get around and for my partner to use on race day, she's not happy being a single speed but she'll get over it!
Have done a few swims on the course, there have been Tiger sharks sighted during the week and the beaches up Ali'i were closed the other day due to sightings. Having said that two days ago I had a great swim on the course with a pod of playful dolphins and there babies.
Can't wait for race day, have no expectations other than a finish.
Bring it on....................




I qualified in Whistler as well! Have a great time. I can't wait for race day myself!
2013-09-28 12:34 AM
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Just finished the last of my build and it's taper time for me.  Only 2 more weeks!!!  I got in through the Hawaii Resident Lottery for those who completed Honu this year.  I'm staying about a quarter mile from transition.  Looking to enjoy the experience.  FIRST IM!!!
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Good luck all.  Not racing; but will be streaming every second.


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