Here is a list of resources for Kona 2015:
- Kona Rating Report (150+ pages with tons of information about the Pro field, order using this link or click ‘Get Kona Report’ in the sidebar)
- my „always up-to-date“ Kona 2015 Pro Startlist
- Heatmaps showing the strengths of each of the Kona Pros, my predictions and odds for winning and podium finishers (male and female).
- Kona 2015 Profiles on Mirinda Carfrae, Sebastian Kienle, Julia Gajer, Tim Van Berkel, Meredith Kessler, Matt Hanson, Beth Gerdes, Luke McKenzie, Frederik Van Lierde, Tine Deckers, Cait Snow, David McNamee, Lucy Gossage, Nils Frommhold, Mareen Hufe, Fraser Cartmell, Susie Cheetham, Jan Frodeno and Daniela Ryf.
- The Kona preview I have written for Triathlete Magazine (October 2015) is now available on the web (Women, Men)
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Here are some more posts from my friends and Triathlon Media:
- On Witsup.com Stef Hanson posts a number of videos on key Kona women Pros with the tag “Wahine Warriors” (“Wahine” is Hawaiian for woman). So far there are videos on Angela Naeth, Heather Wurtele, Meredith Kessler, Michelle Vesterby, Lucy Gossage, Beth Gerdes, Leanda Cave, Cait Snow, Liz Blatchford, Mary Beth Ellis, Sarah Piampiano, Caroline Steffen, Jodie Swallow, Rachel Joyce, Daniela Ryf and Mirinda Carfrae.
You can also read about “The Missing 15” – the women ranked #36 to #50 in the KPR that are not given the chance by Ironman to race in Kona (post written by Sara Gross and Jordan Blanco).
- first off the bike’s Phil Wrochna has released a number of posts about the race: “Kona Contenders” (Women’s Edition and Men’s Edition), “Kona Threats” (Women’s Edition and Men’s Edition) and “Dark Horses” (Women’s Edition and Men’s Edition). They also have “The 2015 Kona Book” with their opinion of the chances for each of the Pros.
- Tim Heming has posted his Kona predictions for 220 Triathlon (Men’s Top 10 and Women’s Top 10).
- Linsey Corbin (who unfortunately can’t race Kona this year) has posted an ongoing series of videos on Kona tips.
- Tim Berkel has a series of videos “Who is Tim Van Berkel?” about him and his training for Kona.
- Breakfast with Bob, a series of interviews hosted by legend Bob Babbit, will start on Monday, October 5th (you can see the interviews on the Babbitville YouTube Channel).
- Slowtwitch has been posting Tim Carlson’s Kona Previews for years – here’s this year’s look at the Women and Men.
- Ironman has published two “Kona Crystal Ball” articles by Matt Lieto (for the men) and Michael Lovato (for the women).
- For the German language fans, there are a good number of video interviews done by tri2b and Tri-Mag.
I’ll add to this list as soon as my friends and I release more information closer to the race!