It’s an annual Ironman World Championship tradition, the Parade of Nations ceremony in Kona, Hawaii. This is the time when all the athletes gather with their fellow countryman and walk as a group down Alii Drive. The video below shows the action on Tuesday, October 9th as reported by Dave Erickson and Angi Greene from Ironman.com.
About the event: The 2.4-mile swim begins and ends at Kailua Pier. The 112-mile bike course travels through scorching lava fields and along the Kohala Coast. The 26.2-mile run takes athletes on the Queen Ka’ahumanu highway, ending at Ali’i Drive to the cheers of thousands of spectators at the finish line.
ALSO SEE: Parade of Nations, 2011 Hawaii Ironman
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