IRONMAN has announced that the 13 finalists for the new broadcast series titled ‘IRONMAN: Quest for Kona’ have been selected. The athletes will be unveiled over the coming weeks on IRONMAN social and digital platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and ironman.com beginning on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.
“We are excited to profile extraordinary athletes with varying personalities and backgrounds from around the world, including Germany, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Australia, China and Poland,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer for IRONMAN. “The IRONMAN World Championship is the pinnacle of endurance sports – it will be compelling to watch the commitment and drive of these athletes in their pursuit of this ultimate goal.”
The series, scheduled to air in the autumn/fall of 2017, will profile… ‘ten charismatic and dedicated athletes from around the world as they embark on their journey to qualify for the most iconic single-day endurance event, the IRONMAN World Championship, which takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.’
Each episode will feature one athlete as they take on a specific IRONMAN qualifying event, capturing the scenery and distinct challenges the course presents. The athlete will also have an opportunity to document their unique personal journey, highlighted through self-shot footage as a supplement to the broadcast content. While not every athlete may ultimately qualify… ‘each will show that IRONMAN is about persevering, enduring and being a part of something larger than themselves, proving that anything is possible.’
Additional information on each athlete selected can be found at ironman.com/questforkona as they are unveiled.