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.

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#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.

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#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.

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Harry Wiltshire - Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images

Harry Wiltshire looks ahead to Kona 2017

#GBKona 2017 – Pre-race with British Pro, Harry Wiltshire

2017 has been an eventful year for last years Kona swim leader, Harry Wiltshire. I sat down with him on Friday at the Lava Java in Kona to reflect on a year that didn’t exactly go to plan – but one that he feels has left him in great shape, one week out from the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship.

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#GBKona coverage 2017
Simon Ward

Simon Ward: Kona 2017 update #3

Simon Ward’s ‘100 Day to Kona’ continues

Set for Saturday 14th October, the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona is fast approaching. A frequent visitor to the island over the years through work, Simon will be racing for the first time this year.

His preparations for the event have involved more than just a pure focus on absolute performance. Life – in particular the recent death of his best friend – put lots of things into perspective, and lead to a recent ‘road trip’ in the USA.

The best preparation for an Ironman? Almost certainly not – but Simon explains why he is content with his decision

You can see Simon’s previous updates here: PART ONE | PART TWO

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Simon Ward - 100 days to Kona Part 2

Simon Ward: Kona 2017 update #2

100 Days to Kona: Part Two

It’s been a week of some good – and some very bad, and sad – news for Simon Ward, as he counts down to his participation in the 2017 IRONMAN World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on Saturday 14th October 2017.

Watch the video above to see what he has been up to and why it has been an especially challenging week.

You can see Part One HERE

Simon Ward
Simon’s IRONMAN journey began in 1995
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