The Subaru IRONMAN TV presentation of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, was broadcast on Sunday 7 January 2018, at 13:00 ET (10:00 PT) on TSN in Canada, and featured exclusive coverage of Canadian triathletes who competed in the iconic triathlon that took place on 14 October 2017.
Canadian professionals Brent McMahon of Victoria, B.C. and Lionel Sanders from Windsor, Ontario headed to Kona to take on a strong international field of contenders for the IRONMAN World Championship title. As the recipient of the Subaru Road To Kona contest, Brent Smyth from Ottawa, Ontario competed in his first IRONMAN World Championship. Chosen from thousands of entrants, Smyth raced in support of Imerman Angels, a charity that offers one on one support to those fighting cancer
The 60-minute show provided viewers an all-access experience from the pre-race build-up to the final hours of the night time finish, as more than 30 cameras captured the action from the Hawaiian blue skies, across the barren lava fields and under the water of Kailua Bay during the gruelling and inspirational 140.6-mile challenge.
More than 2,300 athletes from 66 countries, regions and territories on six continents started last year’s IRONMAN World Championship, taking on a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile marathon run across the rugged Hawaiian terrain.