Ironman World Championship 2013, Kailua-Kona Hawaii
With 35 years of history and epic finishes, the world’s best triathletes will make their way to Kona vying for the Ironman World Championship 2013. It’s the race everybody wants to be in. Craig will be looking to contend for the title of World Champion for a fourth time.
This is the big one, the race every competitor looks forward to. What makes Kona so unique for racers and viewers is the backdrop. Along the Kona Coast, black lava rock dominates the panorama, and athletes battle the “ho’omumuku” crosswinds of 45 mph, 95 degree temperatures and a scorching sun.
Craig last won the World Championship in 2011 and became the first and only man so far to hold both Ironman and Ironman 70.3 titles. He also broke the course record finishing at 8 hours, 3 minutes and 56 seconds. Interestingly, the last 6 champions at Kona have all been Australian, with Craig contributing 3 titles, Chris McCormack adding 2, and Pete Jacobs winning last year.
Best of luck to Crowie and hopefully we see him at the top of the podium again. It’s been too long!
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Location: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii