2023 Vinfast IRONMAN WC – Recap for Tuesday, October 10


KAILUA-KONA, Hawai`i (Oct. 10, 2023) – The 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlon race week is upon us as female professionals and age-group athletes make their way to Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i. For the first time in the event’s 40-plus year history, the women’s field has their own dedicated IRONMAN World Championship race in historic Kailua-Kona on Saturday, Oct. 14. Below is a summary recapping highlights from the last 24-hours, upcoming activities, events, and links to resources to help you cover the event.  

KAILUA KONA, HAWAII: General views of the leading up to the 2023 IRONMAN Women’s World Championship on October 10, 2023 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Donald Miralle for IRONMAN)
KAILUA KONA, HAWAII: General views of the coffee boat on the swim course leading up to the 2023 IRONMAN Women’s World Championship on October 8, 2023 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. (Donald Miralle for IRONMAN)

WANNA GRAB A COFFEE? One of the many IRONMAN World Championship race week traditions is the Live Aloha Coffee Boat which serves free fresh brewed coffee. The catch? You have to be willing to swim out to the vessel afloat in Kailua Bay.

SHAKE OUT : 60 runners laced up and joined the HOKA shake-out run Tuesday morning with IRONMAN Certified Coach Jenny Fletcher & IRONMAN World Champion Craig Alexander.(Photo credit: Peignée Verticale) 

SPLASH AND DASH: On Tuesday afternoon, it was the next generation of triathletes’ turn to show off their skills during the IRONKiDS® Keiki Dip-n-Dash.(Photo Credit: Tony Svensson / IRONMAN)

REPRESENTING THE COLORS: Ali`i Drive was awash with colors as athletes representing 73 countries. Regions and territories marched in the Parade of Nations, an iconic IRONMAN World Championship tradition. Athletes made their way from the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Resort to Hale Hālāwai, Ali`i Drive. The march was led by local U.S. Army JROTC Color Guard, and also included local Hawaiian culture dancers and drummers. (Photo Credit: Tony Svensson / IRONMAN)

“A Fighting Chance”
Follow the @ironmantri social channels for a behind the scenes view of what it takes to have a chance at world-title glory. The ‘A Fighting Chance’ IRONMAN series will drop a new episode Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday of race week, giving audiences a glimpse of what it takes to prepare for race day, as well as the staging behind such an iconic event. Live race day coverage of the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship can be viewed by visiting, www.ironman.com/live.

Schedule of Events for Wednesday, Oct. 11:  

  • 7:00 -8:00 a.m. – Elevate and Rise Yoga Session
  • 7:00 -10:00 a.m. – Practice Swim and Live Aloha Coffee Boat
  • 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. – IRONMAN World Championship Course Insider Race Tips
    • 8:00 a.m. – Insider Tips: Swim Course featuring Head of Operations for World Championship, Events, Roch Frey as well as 2006 IRONMAN World Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, and IRONMAN Hall of Fame Member, Michellie Jones, and Volunteer Swim Course Director, Jan War
    • 10:00 a.m. – Insider Tips: Race Venue Overview featuring Assistant Race Director, Laina Reisenfeld
    • 11:00 a.m. – Insider Tips: Bike and Run Course featuring Canadian Triathlon Legend, 11x IRONMAN Champion and motivational speaker, Lisa Bentley, and 13x IRONMAN World Championship Age Group Champion, Cherie Gruenfeld
  • 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. – Race Briefings (non-English briefings)
  • 12:00 -12:30 p.m. – Women for Tri Champions Club powered by FulGaz presents: Understanding Your Why Panel featuring Michellie Jones, Kylie Simpson, Jocelyn McCauley, Rachel Zilinskas and Ashley Norton.
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – IRONMAN & Feisty Triathlon presents Live Podcast: So it’s your first time part 2

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