October 3, 2022, 4:17 PM HST
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The VinFast Ironman World Championship’s Parade of Nations was held Monday afternoon in Kailua-Kona to have a good time roughly 5,000 triathletes who certified for the elite race from about 90 international locations.
Greater than a thousand of followers lined each side of the route alongside Aliʻi Drive from Kamehameha Seashore Lodge to Hale Halawai. The followers and athletes had been chanting, singing and cheering through the festive occasion.
Simply qualifying for the occasion is sort of the feat. Annually, about 100,000 athletes compete in 49 qualifying races in 27 totally different international locations for a spot within the Ironman World Championship. The races are Thursday for the elite ladies, all ladies’s age teams and a few males’s age teams and Saturday for elite males and the remaining males’s age teams.
All gallery photographs by Tiffany DeMasters, information director of Massive Island Now.