Talk Story with IRONMAN®

The 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship returns to Hawaii Island following a three-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic. This year the triathlon will be contested over two-days: Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8. This is the first time in its 40-year-plus history that men and women athletes will compete on different dates (women, October 6; men October 8).

ironman competitors swim in big island ocean

Beginning in May 2022, The IRONMAN® Hawai`i team has been conducting monthly one-hour talk story forums in Kailua-Kona to engage and inform the local community about the history and event logistics surrounding the event’s new format, and to answer questions from participants.

women running out from ocean swim during ironman race

Among those frequently asked: Why has the format been changed from a one-day to a two-day event, how many athletes are expected to participate this year, and which roadways will be impacted? The next Talk Story is set for Monday, September 19 at 5:30pm at Courtyard by Marriot King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel Ballroom. Free parking is offered to those attending; participants also have an opportunity to receive great IRONMAN® giveaways.

man running in hawaii ironman race

As a reminder, volunteers are needed again this year. If you have time in October, you may register to assist with the events in a number of different capacities including helping to greet athletes arriving at Kona International Airport, swim to bike transition assistance, finish line athlete assistance, aid station support along the course, post-race needs and much more. To sign up to volunteer, email

For more information about the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship, please visit

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