Watch the Women of Kona: A Daily Live Podcast Series starting 10/9
Join hosts Sara Gross and Kelly O'Mara as they bring you all the fun, action and hype from the Big Island.
When: October 9 - 13 and a special post-race show on October 15th
Time: 9AM HST/ 12PM PST
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LISTEN: Anytime on the Feisty Triathlon podcast feed
The Women Take Kona
October 14 will be a historic day as the women line up at the start of the World Championship race in Kona. All eyes, media attention, and support will be focused solely on the over 2,100 women who will start their 140.6-mile journey from Kailua Bay that morning.
Although triathlon has had a long history of equal prize money, it wasn’t until 2022 that women had their own race (with several hundred age-group men in the mix) and an equal number of slots for the pro women. Read more about our history and why it matters.
Together, we will usher in a new era in women’s triathlon. Whether you’re watching from home or racing in Kona, join us as we celebrate the best women in the sport!
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Meet the Pro Women
The best women in the world will tackle a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. Since the early 1980s, the race in Kona, Hawaii has shaped legends and created icons. Julie Moss crawled down Ali’i Drive in 1982 and brought the sport to the global stage. The Queen of Kona, Paula Newby-Fraser, won eight times—but even she wasn’t immune to collapsing just 400 meters from the finish in 1995. Chrissie Wellington elevated the field. Mirinda Carfrae ran down a nearly 15-minute deficit to win. And, in 2022, American Chelsea Sodaro became the first new mom to cross the line first, just 18 months after giving birth.
What will happen this year?
Get to know the course. And meet some of the pro women looking to create new legends this year:
Nationality: Switzerland 🇨🇭
Her record: 5-time IRONMAN World Champion, 5-time 70.3 World Champion, world record holder (from Challenge Roth 2023), last won the IRONMAN World Champion title in the delayed 2021 race held in St. George, Utah.
Nationality: Great Britain 🇬🇧
Her record: 4-time runner-up at the IRONMAN World Championships, 2021 70.3 World Champion and 2022 World Triathlon Long Distance World Champion
Nationality: Great Britain 🇬🇧
Her record: Runner-up at the delayed 2021 IRONMAN World Championship in St. George, achieved a 7:31 Iron-distance time with drafting as part of the Sub8 Project, will make Kona debut this year after crash before 2022’s race
Nationality: U.S. 🇺🇸
Her record: 4th at the 2012 Olympics, three-time podium finisher at World Triathlon World Championships, 4th at the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship, IRONMAN European champion
Nationality: Canadian 🇨🇦
Her record: Her record: Three-time Xterra World Champion and two-time ITU Cross World Champion, first pro woman 50 or older to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship
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