Kona Ironman Championships 2017

October 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Ironman Championship 2017 Kona, Hawaii 

This was my first opportunity to watch and photography the Ironman Championships 2017 in Kailua Kona. Luckily it was all within a short distance from our home on Alii Drive. We were lucky enough to find a wall to sit on at the Kona Inn across Kailua Bay from the race start. I'm not sure my photos do justice to what literally was a "sea" of triathletes.

Ironman World Championships 2017Ironman World Championships 2017 Swim-2Ironman triathletes begin 2.4 mile swim from pier in Kailua Bay in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Ironman World Championships 2017Ironman World Championships 2017 Swim-1Ironman triathletes begin 2.4 mile swim from pier in Kailua Bay in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Ironman World Championships 2017Ironman World Championships 2017 Swim-4Ironman triathletes begin 2.4 mile swim from pier in Kailua Bay in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii
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After the pro-triathletes finished their swim we took a short walk to Kuakini Highway to photograph the bike riders as they began their 120 mile bike ride from Kailua Kona to Hawi. They were my favorite to photography. It took me a few tries to get my technique down. I shot with a relatively slow shutter speed and followed them while panning my camera to create a motion blur background while keeping the athlete in focus.  BTW if anyone out there reading this participated in in the 2017 Ironman Championships please contact me with your name and athlete number and I'll check to see if I was able to catch any good images with you. 

Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-133Athlete Melissa Hauschildt Bib 133. ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-1021Athlete Olaf Knackstedt Bib 1021. Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-646Athlete John Flood Bip 646. Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-1638US Athlete Josh Adams Bib 1638. Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-875Kate Stebbings bib 875 at Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-1583Athlete Stacy Groppler bib 1583 at Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-1879Athlete Maija Antila bib 1879. Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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Ironman Championship 2017Ironman Championship 2017-156Athlete Tricia Delamora bib 156. Ironman Kona World Championships. Athletes begin 120 mile bike from Kailua Kona to Hawi Big Island Hawaii
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After we finished watching the bikes we heading back to our home on Alii Drive with to wait for the runners. It wasn't long before the pro-athletes began their 26.22 mile run which went directly past our home. 

Ironman World ChampionshipsIronman World Championships RunIronman Kona world Championships. Athletes begin 26.22 mile run along Alii Drive in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Ironman World ChampionshipsIronman Champion Patrick LangeChampion Patrick Lange bib 5. Ironman Kona world Championships. Athletes begin 26.22 mile run along Alii Drive in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii
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Ironman World ChampionshipsIronman World Championships Run 2Ironman Kona world Championships. Athletes begin 26.22 mile run along Alii Drive in Kailua Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii
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