Welcome to the big time! This is the Ironman we’ve all been waiting for, prepping for all year long, getting our minds and bodies in top performance shape. The Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona is the Grandaddy of them all, and with good reason: This is where Ironman started. What more can you say about this iconic race? Let’s meet the members of Team Endurance Nation who will be taking to the roads and waters of Kona 2013.
First trip to KONA. KQ’ed at IMTX with a 10:22 2nd place M50-54AG. Crashed my bike and broke the clavicle 9 weeks ago , got bolted back to gether and feel as good as new. Looking forward to a 12 day vacation in KONA and plan to enjoy the day on raceday!
I’m Kate, from Buffalo, NY. I started racing triathlons when I retired from teaching in 2008. My kids were grown and I needed a new challenge, since my sporting life had consisted of only cross country and downhill skiing.
Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons have been my favorites, since I don’t like to have to think so much during a race! I have raced in the USAT Nationals several times and have competed as a part of Team USA. Last year, I decided to try the Half IM distance, and completed two of those before taking on IMLP, my first IM, this year. I won my age group there, so now I’m Kona-bound! I’m hoping to enjoy the day there and finish with a smile before the lights go out!
I will be going back to Kona again after winning another lottery spot (2011 & 2013). Raced and survived TX and IMOO. I learned a lot from those races and hoped to use the information. Coming out of the Portland airport I fell and landed full weight with a backpack on my back square on to my left knee. At this time I’m still limping. I can swim and working on my biking. Running is out of the question at this time. My goal went from racing in Kona to finishing in Kona with a smile upon my face and cheering other EN’rs to the finish line.
Hi Team, I am Teri Cashmore from Tooele, UT. This is my second time racing in Kona and it will be my 9th Ironman. I am excited to be going back to the island. I want to improve on last year’s performance and have a good race. This has been an amazing year and to have it end with the Ironman World Championships is icing on the cake.
I’m Dave Tallo and I’m thrilled to be back in Kona as part of Team Endurance Nation! I’m in the 40-44 age group, and this is my second time in Hawaii, and my 16th Ironman. I came over to EN after being one of Rich’s Crucible Fitness athletes, and I love being part of this team. Soft goals at Kona are to enjoy the day and put together the best race that my fitness and the conditions will allow; hard goal is sub 10 … an audacious goal, but I’m going to keep coming back until I get it!