Upcoming: Ironman World Championship

Waiting for the swim start.   Photo by Donald Miralle for IRONMAN.

Waiting for the swim start. Photo by Donald Miralle for IRONMAN.

Ironman World Championship on October 12

Excitement is building for the Ironman World Championship on Hawaii Island’s west side Saturday, October 12 — and, if you’re on-island, no doubt you have seen athletes training on our roadways for this granddaddy of all triathlons! The annual event attracts thousands of extreme athletes from around the globe to vie for the coveted women’s’ and men’s’ titles.

Athletes round the ½ way buoy on the Ironman World Championship course in Kailua-Kona Bay. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN.

Athletes round the ½ way buoy on the Ironman World Championship course in Kailua-Kona Bay. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN.

Photo courtesy Ironman World Championship.

Photo courtesy Ironman World Championship.

The day starts early in Kailua-Kona for the swim segment before participants jump on their bikes for the roundtrip journey to Hawi at the northernmost end of the island. Homeowners at Ke Kailani join neighbors and friends at the entrance to Mauna Lani Resort to cheer on the racers as they fly by on their high-performance bikes on their way up and back again.

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Ke Kailani is a gated, boutique-sized new community at the southernmost – and most tranquil – end of the iconic Mauna Lani Resort. Villas, single-family custom home and estate sites are available at this time, with property owners enjoying all the resort amenities. They include golf, tennis, fine dining, haute shopping, sports club and spa, access to the private Beach Club and its critically acclaimed restaurant Napua, as well as two world class hotels. Ke Kailani also offers property owners exclusive use of its on-site amenities including The Grotto with infinity pool, two whirlpool spas and two open-air entertainment pavilions.

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In addition, Hana Pono Park, a 5.5 acre recreation area, is adjacent to Ke Kailani offering a state-of-the-art fitness center, adult and children swimming pools, barbecue area and pavilion.