A Picture says a thousand words at the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro

Kailua Kona, Hawai`i – October 10, 2015: Athletes compete in the 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim during the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10th 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Delly Carr/IRONMAN) IRONMAN Triathlon consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run. IRONMAN is considered one of the most difficult endurance events in the world.

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IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro Media Team Ellie Seifert, Dan Berglund, Erika Wigley, Daniel Hoy, Stefan Jaeger
Photo by Delly Carr/IRONMAN

 

Athletes compete in the 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride during the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10th 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Lava Fields - Kona 2015
Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

Eventual world champion Daniela Ryf of Switzerland on the run course during the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10th 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Jason Rappaport/IRONMAN).

Daniela Ryf Alii Dv - Kona 2015
Daniela Ryf – Photo by Jason Rappaport/IRONMAN

 

Jan Frodeno of Germany takes in his victory at the IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10th 2015, Kailua Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Jan Frodeno - Kona 2015
Jan Frodeno – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

73-year old Merrill Schwartz celebrates as he finishes the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

73-year old Merrill Schwartz - Kona 2015
73 year old Merril Schwartz – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

Star actor of blockbuster films “The Goonies,” “Rudy” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, Sean Astin completes the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Sean Astin - Kona 2015
Sean Astin – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

“Bold and the Beautiful” Emmy award-winning actress and Women For Tri board member, Katherine Kelly Lang, completes the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Katherine Kelly Lang - Kona 2015
Katherine Kelly Lang – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

Heart transplant recipient and cancer survivor, Derek Fitzgerald, completes the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Derek Fitzgerald heart transplant - Kona 2015
Derek Fitzgerald – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

Athlete runs towards iconic finish on Ali’i Drive of the 26.2-mile (42.2 km) run during the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Kona 2015 Athlete running down shute

 

The final finisher, Sharman Parr of New Zealand, crosses the line before the cut-off time at the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Sharman Parr of New Zealand - Kona 2015
Sharman Parr of New Zealand – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

82-year old Hiromu Inada collapses from exhaustion feet short of the finish line as he attempts to complete the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship presented by GoPro on October 10, Kailua Kona, Hawai`i. He missed the cutoff by 6 seconds. (Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN)

Hiromu Inada Kona 2015
Hiromu Inada – Photo by Nils Nilsen/IRONMAN

 

 

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.