On this edition of The Kona Edge we catch up with Ironman Age Group World Champion, Richard Thompson. Coming from no sporting background at all, Richard what it takes to become an Ironman Age Group World Champion.
On today’s edition of The Kona Edge we catch up with the defending Norseman champion. He’s a full-time Engineer. He works like you and I for a living, but he is a monster when it comes to triathlon and he’s got a pretty cool story to share. We join him on his journey at Kona as he shares with us his greatest lesson learned in his experience of the Big Island.
On today’s edition of The Kona Edge we head out to Victoria Australia to meet up with Claire Davis who began her Ironman career in Singapore. Wanting to meet people from the country she joined a local triathlon club and was soon hooked in. Coming from a strong swimming background, Claire shares her frustrations in the other disciplines of the sport and how she has overcome this. Join us on her fascinating journey that took her to Kona and leaves her wanting for more.
On this very special edition of The Kona Edge, we meet an amazing athlete. Having lived a life of heavy smoking and drinking and getting into trouble, we learn how Rob Cummings turned his life around and exchanged all his bad habits for that of triathlon. He shares the start of his racing days of coming stone last, to that of managing to qualify and get to Kona twice. Join us now for a sneak peak of the incredible Ironman journey of Rob Cummins.
Today’s edition of The Kona Edge takes us to Brisbane, Australia where we meet Jarrod Harvey. He shares the benefits of growing up in a large family and the challenges of returning to triathlon after a break from his youth. We learn how consistency took him to the finish line at Kona as he shares his experience with us.
On this edition of The Kona Edge we briefly chat about what you’d like to get out of the Kona Edge Facebook group so please pop me a mail and let’s chat.
Today we head to a chilly Norway and meet Hans Christian Tungesvik who is a phenomenal athlete and Age Group World Champion. Is it because he has youth on his side? We chat to Hans Christian about the love affair he has with the triathlon scene. He shares his remarkable improvement of 1 hour, racing at Kona and how he plans to make more improvements on his performance.
On this edition of The Kona Edge we meet up with Jeff Fejfar who has achieved a remarkable feat in doing his 8th Ironman and 100th triathlon at Kona 2017. Being a pilot, Jeff shares the challenges of training through his work and home demands and what it is that keeps his passion burning for the sport. He tells us how being persistent and consistent in building on your foundation helps to bring the results you dream of.
On this edition of The Kona Edge we chat to Kathy Winkler who tried her first Ironman without training and learned valuable lessons in the process. Having gone on to win her age group in most of her Ironman challenges she reaps the rewards of training. Kathy talks to us about keeping up with Ironman as she ages and shares with us how happy she is with everything that she’s achieved. We learn why we should spend time doing something we enjoy.
On this edition of The Kona Edge we meet up with Don Oswalt who takes us through his Ironman journey. From building up slowly, having joined some friends that were doing triathlon and decided he wanted to give it a go. He started with sprints over big distances and worked his way up from there. He shares how this strategy worked for him over the years and talks about how addictive the sport is. We learn how he pushed the limit and took a chance to get ahead in his Ironman career.
On this edition of The Kona Edge we touch base with Wendy Mader who has a strong swim background and comes from a family of marathon runners and who took to triathlon quite naturally. Wendy takes us on the journey of her achievements and struggles and shares with us how she has overcome her injuries. We learn the value she places in the wisdom of taking on a coach early in your triathlon career.
On this edition of The Kona Edge we meet up with age grouper Barry Lewis who shares his triathlon journey to Kona with us. Travelling from Canada to compete in a crazy race from Lake Baikal across Siberia with the destination being North Korea but met some people from Philadelphia and decided to explore some opportunities there and never left. We learn of the thrill of qualifying and doing his first Kona race at age 50.
On this edition of The Kona Edge, Aida Wasilewsky shares her Ironman journey. Coming from a running background, she tells about her decision to turn from running marathons to chasing Ironman achievements. We learn how she was encouraged to get into triathlon because of the running injuries she was experiencing. This is her story about how she fell in love with the sport.