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The newbie’s guide to Kona-isms

The IRONMAN World Championships are for the elite, and sometimes it feels like Kona talk is for the elite too.  If it’s your first time attending or watching Kona, you might be a little confused my some of the Kona-exclusive lingo. If … Continue reading

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Get uncomfortable- Amy Cotta runs Ironmans in combat boots for fallen soldiers

Post by: Amy Cotta, Swiftwick sponsored athlete Have you ever had a dream that you didn’t pursue? Have you ever sat back and watched people around you accomplish feats that you knew you couldn’t do yourself? Have you ever wondered … Continue reading

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Below-knee amputee finished Ironman, AZ first in his division

After a full year of training, 35-year-old below-knee amputee, Thousand Oaks resident, and Hanger Clinic patient Nick Roumonada travelled to Tempe, Arizona to compete in an Ironman distance triathlon. The grueling event included a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, … Continue reading

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What’s in a Kona Qualifier?

“Qualifying for the biggest event in triathlon is no easy task, regardless of an athlete’s natural ability.” Swiftwick was excited to have Amber Ferreira and Wil Emery compete with the elite in the Ironman World Championship in Kona. While watching … Continue reading

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Lessons from Kona

Amber Ferreira was excited to come to Kona to race with the top athletes from around the world in the Ironman World Championship. Crossing the finish line with a time of 9:45:41, Ferreira showed the athletes and spectators what she … Continue reading

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Ironman Chattanooga for The Boot Campaign

On September 28th, Amy Cotta made her second attempt to be the first woman to complete a full Ironman in combat boots and a military pack. Through online and offline donations, she raised $1500.00 for the Boot Campaign. Here is … Continue reading

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Ironman World Championship Recap

Over the weekend, the elite athletes from all over the world came together to compete in the 36th annual Ironman World Championship in Kailua Kona, Hawaii. While they were on the island, the athletes took in the beautiful scenery as … Continue reading

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The Inside Scoop On What It Takes To Compete in Kona

Every year since 1978, elite athletes travel from all over the world to Kona, Hawaii to compete in the Ironman World Championship. In order to compete in this event, you must place in one of the qualification races that take … Continue reading

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2014 Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga Race Recap

Remember that time Matt Hanson from Maverick Multisport won Ironman Chattanooga or Amy Cotta competed in combat boots? We sure do! Check out this recap video to see some of our athletes competing and see why other people decided to … Continue reading

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Matt Hanson Wins Ironman Chattanooga

Maverick Multsport athlete Matt Hanson  recently competed in the inaugural Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga. His goal for this competition was to put himself in a position to compete while running after coming off a 3 week injury. During the swim … Continue reading

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