Kona Fever in Full Swing

We have a number of MaccaX members on the Big Island this week, both racing and supporting.

Heidi Sowerby, who was featured on Witsup’s hydration and storage analysis of Kona-bound women, has been soaking up the experience since late last week. She writes, “Am in triathlon heaven.” Here she is at Dig Me Beach, the swim start for Saturday’s Ironman World Championship:  Heidi Sowerby at Digme Beach

Rommel Mangulabnan is in Kona with his wife Jen. He’s spectating, but also looking forward to a few other things. He says, “I am also looking forward to:  1. Morning swims out to the coffee boat 2. Running shirtless along Alii drive 3. Stalking all the pro men and women; and 4. Being part of a Guiness world record for the most people to run in an event only wearing their undies. I have trained hard for this and am ready.”

Underpants Run 2013

Deliberately made this photo small so your eyeballs won’t bleed. Click to enlarge, though. 🙂

And of course our favorite stalker Jo is right where the action is. Having breakfast with Paul Phillips of Competitive Images, hanging out in the front row of Breakfast with Bob Babbitt… She’s going to be everywhere this week.jobaxas-brekky

After an airline hiccup forced the Boss Chris McCormack to spectate instead of compete at Ironman 70.3 Korea, Macca made his way to Maui for a day. Not a bad workout:Macca chasing a turtle

Macca is set to arrive in Kona today. Meet him at the CLIF Bar booth on Wednesday from 3:30-4:00pm; first 100 people receive a signed Team CLIF Bar visor.

Noelle De Guzman
Noelle De Guzman
Noelle De Guzman is a freelance writer with ten years of experience in the field of fitness and wellness. She blogs at KikayRunner.com about endurance sport in the Philippines and beyond.