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Pre-race and race-day,

Kona, Hawaii.

 

 

All the photos below were provided by Element Sport.

 

 

 

 

Last years World Champion Normann Stadler. 

 

 

 

 

 

Chrissy before she was famous.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desiree and Tim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Kona office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warming up using stretch cords. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-swim stretch. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Reinertsen, the first female amputee to complete the World Championships at Kona. 

 

 

 

Still a nice image even with the bad distractions in the foreground. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Race day action below.

 

 

 

Kate Major and Chrissy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Desiree Ficker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Lieto was 6th overall and just 10 mins back from the winning time.

 

 

 

 

 

Macca.

 

 

 

 

 

Normann Stadler had a stomach virus and didn't finish.

 

 

 

 

Eneko Llanos having a good day, taking out 7th.E

 

 

 

 

 

8th

World Champs 8th went to Luc van Lierde.

 

 

 

 

 

Belinda Granger took out 9th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In good shape but not to be the day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hillary Biscay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sponges are good cooling aids.

 

 

 

 

MilCruising to victory at mile 24.5. 24.5

 

 

 

 

 

Mens Pros

 

1st

 

Chris McCormack 

 

 8:15:34

2nd
Craig Alexander 
 8:19:04
3rd
Torbjorn Sindballe 
 8:21:30
4th
Timothy DeBoom 
 8:22:30
5th
Marino Vanhoenacker 
 8:23:31
6th
Chris Lieto 
 8:25:49
7th
Eneko Llanos 
 8:26:00
8th
Luc Van Lierde 
 8:30:01
9th
Michael Lovato 
 8:33:28

10th

 

Patrick Vernay 

 

 8:35:10