We’ve compiled the best images of the 2016 Ironman World Championship. There’s tears of joy and tears of pain but most of all there are people facing their biggest challenge – the Kona Island.

Shawn Smith

Shawn is a cyclist and tech geek at heart with a passion for new shiny things and a huge appetite for triathlon. He spends most of his time between managing two of Australia's best triathletes and a traditional corporate life. Unconventional, very blunt and straight to the point, he's continually searching for getting beyond the superficial and exploring what lies at the heart.