A photo gallery of the gathering of the Ironman tribes for the 43rd time.
All photos © Timothy Carlson
This was one of many enthusiastic Chilean paraders.
The Keiki take over Dig Me Beach before the parade.
Two-time 4th place Kona finisher Joanna Lawn of New Zealand with her husband Armando and daughter.
Six-time Kona Champions Dave Scott and Mark Allen pose with a fan.
On left, 1981 Kona finisher Cowman, aka Ken Shirk.
Two-time Champion Jan Frodeno’s new café, Frodissimo on Ali'i Drive.
Gallery of Champions on Ali'i Drive – 1979 Champion Tom Warren.
“Feed Me Pineapple and Call me Beautiful.” Yes you are.
Ironman CEO Andrew Messick is here.
Kona Inn and Royal Kona Resort, just a swim away from the pier on Kailua Bay.
Aussies and their mighty Roo.
The ON running shoe store awaits the onslaught.
Hall of Famers - 1997 Kona Champion Heather Fuhr and 1994 winner Greg Welch.
Erstwhile Ultraman RD Jane Bockus is once again a valued Ironman volunteer.
A quiet cove alongside the Parade route on Ali'i Drive.
Canadian Lisa Bentley - a 3rd place finisher in 2006.
Donkey Balls Chocolate store on Alii Drive
Chillin at the Normatec booth in the Ironman Expo
Accomplished and very fit Physically Challenged competitors