Kona, Hawaii is the heart of triathlon. It's where the Ironman was born, and continues to thrive each year. Yet as one of the most elite events in the sport, it's difficult to earn the right to compete there, and many triathletes have never been to the big island. Whether you're a Hawaii virgin, a first-time competitor, or a veteran of Kailua-Kona, anyone can appreciate the exotic beauty and mystique that the locale has to offer.
Sea turtles are practically a dime a dozen out here, and it's tough not to bump into them sometimes!