GTN's 2018 Ironman World Championships Preview | Who Will Win In Kona?

Published on October 7th 2018


The 2018 Ironman World Champs are set to be as competitive as ever with stacked fields in both the men's and women's events. We discuss the course, the athletes and who will be victorious. Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: The Course The swim start in Hawaii has to be the most visually impressive of anything you will see anywhere in the sporting world, let alone just the Ironman circuit. It’s a non-wetsuit swim, so it can play into the hands of those naturally stronger swimmers as the athletes complete a one loop course. The bike course at Kona is often described as being brutal! Whilst there is a climb to Hawi at the turnaround, this only accounts for little over 500ft. It’s the heat, the humidity and the wind that really make this course so tough! But it’s the run that tends to eat athletes up, and spit them out. Burning too much too soon in the run can be costly. After exiting T2, runners will wind their way through town and onto Ali’i Drive, where spectators pack the roads to cheer the athletes on. They will then retrace their steps before climbing up Palani Road to the Queen K Highway to make their way to the infamous and unforgiving Natural Energy Lab. This year the course has been adapted to spend a fraction more time in the Energy Lab before coming back down the Queen K and towards the finish. The Athletes You'll have to watch the video to find out who we think will come out on top! If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... 📹 Ironman Triathlon World Championships Course Preview | How Tough Is Kona? - 📹 Top Triathletes Never To Win The Ironman World Championship In Kona - Music: Epidemic Sound Just My Luck - Matt Large King Masa - Axel Ljung Once Upon A Time In Detroit 1 (Remix Version) - Axel Ljung The Days Of Old - Matt Large Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images