How to watch the IRONMAN World Championship 2017

IRONMAN World Championship finish at Kona

Your one-stop guide to watching the 2017 Ironman World Championship

It’s the second Saturday in October and you are a triathlon fan. Of course, you’ll be spending Saturday night and well in to Sunday morning in front a PC or laptop. Won’t you?!

The 2017 Ironman World Championship, as in previous years, will be available – free of charge – to follow via live video, text and online timing/tracker updates. Many of you, we know, will be aware of much of this already – but equally we suspect that there are an awful lot of triathletes out there that aren’t aware or familiar that they can follow triathlon’s annual ‘big dance’ in Hawaii from the comfort of their office, sofa or indeed by taking the laptop / tablet to bed. Best check with the ‘other half’ first on that one.

So, here is our Guide to following the 2017 Ironman World Championship. We have also put together – with UK timings to make it easy for many of our readers – a schedule of key race events to provide approximate times of some of the key moments during the coverage. You can now plan your viewing around important things like dinner or a few pints at the local… but still know what time to get back to see the marathon start!

Live TV Coverage:

Live (internet-based) TV coverage of the 2017 Ironman World Championship will be available via Ironman.com on the links below. As well as the video feeds, Ironman typically also provides a text-based commentary, photo updates and an online race tracker (timing) which allows you to check progress of individual athletes through the course as they pass various timing check points throughout the race.

New for 2017, the event will also be broadcast on Red Bull TV (https://www.redbull.tv), across all of its platforms. More on that HERE.

Remember, if you are following / commenting on the progress of the GB & Ireland athletes via Twitter, please add hashtag #GBKONA.

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Race Timings: Saturday 14th October 2017
(UK time = 11 hours ‘ahead’ of Kona)

Race Start (Male Pro athletes) – 6:35 a.m. local time / 5.35 p.m. UK time (Saturday evening, 14th October)
Race Start (Female Pro athletes) – 6:40 a.m. local time / 5.40 p.m. UK time (Saturday evening, 14th October)
Race Start (Age Group Men) – 7:05 a.m. local time / 6.05 p.m. UK time (Saturday evening, 14th October)
Race Start (Age Group Women) – 7:20 a.m. local time / 6.20 p.m. UK time (Saturday evening, 14th October)
Race Ends (Final finisher) – 00:20 local time (Sunday) / 11.20 a.m. UK time (Sunday morning, 15th October)

Estimated Schedule of Events – ALL UK LOCAL TIMES

Event
ESTIMATED UK TIME *
Date
Pro Men Swim Start
5.35pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
Pro Women Swim Start
5.40pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Men reach swim turn (halfway)
5.59pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
Male Age Group Swim Start
6.05pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Woman reaches swim turn (halfway)
6:06pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
Female Age Group Swim Start
6.20pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Swim Finishers (Pro Men)
6.24pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Men Start Bike
6.26pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Swim Finisher (Pro Women)
6.32pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Women Start Bike
6:34pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Swim Finisher (Male Age Group)
6.57pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Swim Finisher (Female Age Group)
7:12pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
Swim Cutoff (Last Female Age Grouper)
8:40pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Men at Hawi (Bike turn, circa 59 miles)
8:55pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Women at Hawi (Bike turn, circa 59 miles)
9:15pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Men Finish Bike
10:50pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Women Finish Bike
11:30pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Women Start Run
11:32pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Men at ‘Pay & Save Hill’ (Palani, 10 miles)
11:57pm
Saturday 14th (evening)
First Pro Women at ‘Pay & Save Hill’ (Palani, 10 miles)
12:42am
Sunday 15th (morning)
First Male Pro Finisher
1:40am
Sunday 15th (morning)
First Female Pro Finisher
2:30am
Sunday 15th (morning)
First Male Age Group Finisher
2:50am
Sunday 15th (morning)
First Female Age Group Finisher
3:55am
Sunday 15th (morning)
Bike Cutoff (10:30 after final start time)
4.50am
Sunday 15th (morning)
Race Finishes (17:00 after final start time)
11.20am
Sunday 15th (morning)

 

Race Links

Here are some further links which may prove useful. The start list links below provide details of an athletes race number, which can be very useful when searching for timing data in the online race tracker. All of the GB and Ireland athletes are provided in one file, by category, on the link below, along with separate listings for the Professional division.

Race website: www.ironmanworldchampionship.com / Race pack: HERE.

Start Lists (All): HERE

Start Lists (Pro): HERE

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