Leanda Cave1 of 20
Leanda Cave, the 2012 IRONMAN World Champion, spoke about her gutsy performance in 2012 and competing at that level again.
Sebastian Kienle2 of 20
2014 IRONMAN World Champion Sebastian Kienle chatted about defending his title and his preparation leading up to the race.
Ben Hoffman3 of 20
2014's second-place finisher, Ben "the Hoff" Hoffman, talked about how his life changed after last year's break-through performance in Kona and how he's feeling coming into this year's race.
Heather Jackson4 of 20
Heather Jackson talked with Bob about what she's learned from observing the IRONMAN World Championship as she prepares to race for the first time in Kona as a pro.
Frederik Van Lierde5 of 20
2013 IRONMAN World Champion Frederik Van Lierde shared some insight on his training and race volume.
Rachel Joyce6 of 20
Kona veteran Rachel Joyce talked about what it will take to beat Mirinda Carfrae. She also spoke about her commitment to get 50 pro women to Kona in the future.
Mark Allen7 of 20
Hear from Mark Allen, six-time IRONMAN World Champion and winner of the greatest race in IRONMAN history, 1989's IronWar.
Craig Alexander8 of 20
Find out what three-time IRONMAN World Champion and course record-holder Craig Alexander had to say about the sport of triathlon.
Angela Duncan Naeth9 of 20
This will be IRON-rookie Angela Duncan Naeth's first time racing Kona. For Angela--who lives and trains in Las Vegas--the windier the conditions, the better.
Lionel Sanders10 of 20
This is Lionel Sanders' first year in Kona, and for this IRON-newbie, the journey he took is one of the best stories in sports.
Tim O'Donnell11 of 20
Tim O'Donnell talked about how he has learned to be patient, and what it's like to be working with Mark Allen.
Jodie Swallow12 of 20
Find out what Jodie Swallow had to say about the biggest race of the year.
Jan Frodeno13 of 20
Jan Frodeno chatted about his many victories--a gold medal in the Olympics, the 70.3 championship and IRONMAN Frankfurt. He also talked about the title he's still chasing, and defending champ Sebastian Kienle. "I know Sebi is looking forward to riding by me," said Frodeno. "I am looking forward to running by him."
Beth Gerdes and Luke McKenzie14 of 20
Listen to a pre-race chat with one of triathlon's power couples, Beth Gerdes and Luke McKenzie.
Mirinda Carfrae15 of 20
Three-time winner and defending champion Mirinda Carfrae talked about her race in 2014 and what it meant to her. Carfrae also said she thinks her 2013 race was her best performance in Kona.
Caroline Steffen16 of 20
Caroline Steffen raced in Kona for the first time in 2006 as an age grouper--on a road bike. She finished with a time of 5:15, placing third. She returned as a pro in 2010 and finished second.
Heather Wurtele17 of 20
Heather Wurtele joined the show on her wedding anniversary. She and her fellow professional triathlete, Trevor, were married in 2006 and spent their honeymoon racing in Kona. She talked about her season and how she's feeling for this year's event.
Daniela Ryf18 of 20
Daniela Ryf shared some insight on her ongoing undefeated season. The last time she lost a race was when she finished second to Carfrae in Kona last year.
Matt Dixon and Sean Astin19 of 20
Coach Matt Dixon and actor Sean Astin talked about Astin's accelerated quest to cross the finish line at the IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship.