KAILUA KONA, HI - OCTOBER 14: Lucy Charles of Great Britain celebrates after finishing second during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

Lucy Charles on her Kona podium: “I did not expect to do that!”

“It was just a dream performance really!”

Great Britain’s Lucy Charles topped an already incredible 2017 season by taking second place – in a Sub-9 hour time – at the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship on Saturday in Kona. I spoke to the still only 24 year-old shortly after her brilliant day.

Interviews with Great Britain’s fastest at Kona 2017:

#GBKona coverage 2017

KAILUA KONA, HI - OCTOBER 14: David McNamee of Great Britain celebrates after finishing third during the IRONMAN World Championship on October 14, 2017 in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

David McNamee talks Kona Pro Podium

David McNamee reflects on British triathlon history

Saturday 14th October was a truly historic day for British triathlon.

Already the British record holder for the fastest time at the IRONMAN World Championship, Scotland’s David McNamee totally smashed his time of 8:28:05 from 2016 (where he finished 13th), to have the race of his life. His third place finish was the first podium result for a British Pro male athlete ever in Kona – while his finishing time of 8:07:11 was less than five minutes behind the new course record figures of race winner, Patrick Lange.

Always a class act, even just minutes after the greatest performance of his career, David still had time to pass on get well wishes to Tim Don, who was was unable to start after a bike crash earlier in the week.

Interviews with Great Britain’s fastest at Kona 2017:

#GBKona coverage 2017

Kate Stannett

#GBKona 2017: Kate Stannett is the repeat offender!

Meet Kate Stannett: an IRONMAN UK ever-present

A voice of experience – on the eve of her 20th IRONMAN race – Kate Stannett is relaxed and looking forward to Saturday’s IRONMAN World Championship.

As for IRONMAN UK, she’s got no plans on stopping any time soon…

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Will Clarke - Korupt Vision (to race Outlaw Half Nottingham 2019)

Will Clarke predicts the Kona 2017 podium

Great Britain Pro triathlete, Will Clarke, was all set to start his second IRONMAN World Championship on Saturday – until a bike crash eight weeks ago ruled him out.

I sat down with Will on Wednesday to find out more about his recovery, his coaching – and to get his predictions for the podium on Saturday.

#GBKona coverage 2017
#GBKona coverage 2017
IRONMAN World Championship Parade of Nations 2017 - Wuusss Tri #GBKona

#GBKona 2017: Team Wuusss Tri from South Wales

#GBKona 2017 Age-Groupers: Meet John, Paul and Huw

Based in South Wales, Wuusss Tri (www.wuussstri.co.uk) has only been in existence for a few years – and yet have three athletes qualified for the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.

At Tuesday’s Parade of Nations I spoke to John Littlewood, Paul Thomas and Huw Jones about how they got to Hawaii, hopes for Saturday’s race – and whether there is any competition between the trio.

#GBKona coverage 2017
#GBKona coverage 2017
Boo Smith

#GBKona 2017: Boo Smith talks Kona debut

Another #GBKona 2017 debutant – Boo Smith

Great Britain’s Boo Smith joined Hillingdon Triathletes around nine years ago – and at the time, could swim around 25 metres of front crawl. Slowly.

Nine years (and a LOT of training) later – and with several English, British and European Championship medals collected along the way – Boo is racing at the IRONMAN World Championship for the first time.

“It’s a dream come true” she says. Meet Boo… who also happens to be this Editor’s sister-in-law.

#GBKona coverage 2017
#GBKona coverage 2017