Kona in Pictures: Race Week – Gallery 2 The Coffee’s of Hawaii boat anchored a few hundred metre’s off shore serves coffee daily to swimmers during race week Looking back at Dig Me Beach where the swim start takes off from alongside Kona Pier Past Ironman legends line Ali’i Drive along the finish chute Looking out along the swim course from Dig Me Beach Dig Me Beach is the place to be first thing during race week Swimmers place their bags and belongings here whilst they swim. Best not to keep valuables in your bag though. How often do you see a bike of this value locked up with a chain in a bike rack? The Kona swim course Spot Anderson spotted at Dig Me Beach 2013 Ironman Champion Frederick Van Lierde honoured on Ali’i Drive The Ironman World Championship features in the local sports pages Daylight Mind cafe has a beautiful deck to sit in the sun and enjoy a coffee Daylight Mind barista bar Leanda Cave draws some attention on Ali’i Drive The Nuun tent keeping everyone hydrated during the heat of race week Photo opportunity! Endurance Conspiracy Bikes are a great option to get around during race week Little local food stands provide some of the freshest food in Kona Brazilian food just down near the main event centre Scooters are a popular way to commute for the locals The beautiful blue waters started to whip up some whitecaps on Thursday. Thankfully the winds appear to have settled for race day. A local makes hats out of banana leaves to sell to tourists whilst a friendly local officer looks on Some of the best sashimi fish is available on the island Construction of the finish line grandstand begins on Wednesday of race week. The construction goes up quickly and with minimal impact on Ali’i Drive Karl Hayes Head of Rest and Recovery Karl is a keen age group triathlete who races more than he trains. Good life balance! Karl works in the media industry in Australia and is passionate about the sport of triathlon.