#30 Andrew Hall - 2024 Ironman Texas 1st Overall AG Champion
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1M ago
We are back for SEASON 3 with a focus on highlighting the male triathletes competing in the 2024 Kona Ironman World Championships in October! Our first episode of the season features Andrew Hall, a standout athlete competing in the 35-39 age group. Andrew is by no means new to the sport of triathlon, but he has been very calm and calculated in his approach to racing and performing at the top level. Living and training in Salt Lake City, Utah it's safe to say that the Ironman Texas course was a bit different than his usual terrain. After some unexpected changes in his schedule, demands with wo ..read more
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#29 2023 Kona Series: A Story of Resilience with Kirsten Miller
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by Mission Kona
7M ago
Episode 6 of the WOMEN CRUSHING KONA Series features Kirsten Miller who competed in her first Kona this year in the 55-59 age group!  Listen in to hear: Kirsten’s dream of racing on the big island, why she thought the Ironman distance was behind her, and the mindset it required to overcome an unexpected obstacle and show up on race day despite all odds! Follow Kirsten’s journey on instagram @nourish2flourish_nutrition Support the show Follow Mission Kona Podcast hosted by Mike & Michelle Payne: · Instagram missionkonapodcast · Do you know an age group athlete who has a great story ..read more
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#28 2023 Kona Series: Barbora Besperat 1st 30-34
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7M ago
Episode 5 of the WOMEN CRUSHING KONA Series features Barbora Besperat of Czech Republic who finished 1st in the 30-34 age group and 2nd overall! Listen in to hear: how long Barbora has been racing the Ironman distance what she claims is her "key to success" (hint: it's a PLACE!) her run split!!! Follow Barbora's journey on instagram @barubesp Support the show Follow Mission Kona Podcast hosted by Mike & Michelle Payne: · Instagram missionkonapodcast · Do you know an age group athlete who has a great story to share? Send us a message on Instagram ..read more
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#27 2023 Kona Series: Michelle Krebs 2nd 25-29
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7M ago
Episode 4 of the WOMEN CRUSHING KONA Series features Michelle Krebs of the Czech Republic who finished 2nd in the 25-29 age group and 3rd overall! Listen in to hear how: Triathlon changed Michelle's life What happened out there on the course before (ouch!) and during race day and why her nickname is now PACMAN Follow Michelle's journey on instagram @michelle_krebs94_ and check out her incredible sponsors as well: @muuvrfitness @catfp.ch @live_insiders @nutriperformx @arcycling.velo Support the show Follow Mission Kona Podcast hosted by Mike & Michelle Payne: · Instagram missionkon ..read more
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#26 2023 Kona Series: Vanessa Murray 1st 35-39
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7M ago
2023 KONA SERIES: WOMEN CRUSHING KONA We are back with episode 3 of the Women Crushing Kona series featuring Vanessa Murray who finished FIRST in the 35-39 age group and 4th overall at the Women's Ironman World Championships with a time of 9:34:27. A native of New Zealand, Vanessa currently lives and trains in Melbourne, Australia. She finally had the opportunity to return to Kona ten years after her debut ironman on the big island. Though she had qualified many times during those ten years, it was important for her to be ready to give it her all when she returned. It's safe to say - she crush ..read more
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#25 2023 Kona Series: Ava Warfel 1st 18-24
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by Mission Kona
7M ago
2023 KONA SERIES: WOMEN CRUSHING KONA Ava Warfel finished FIRST in the 18-24 age group at the 2023 Women's Ironman World Championships in Kona with a time of 9:47. In her first race on the island Ava dominated the course, finishing with a 3:10 marathon, the 19th fastest run of the day including the professional women. What an incredible performance! Hear about Ava's introduction to triathlon, how and where she trains, as well as the areas she still strives to improve upon. She will be one to watch going forward! Follow Ava's journey on instagram @avawarfel Support the show Follow Mission Kona ..read more
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#24 2023 Kona Series: Elyse Gallegos 2nd 35-39
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by Mission Kona
8M ago
2023 KONA SERIES: WOMEN CRUSHING KONA Elyse Gallegos, a force to be reckoned with in the 35-39 age group, recently competed at the Ironman Women's World Championships in Kona, finishing 2nd in her age group and 10th female overall! As a busy mom of 2 young boys and recently relocating to Alabama, Elyse has had to adapt her training to work with her busy schedule while also finding her way in a new community. You will appreciate how laid back her approach is, the truth behind that "mom superpower", and how consistent hard work can set you up to have an epic race on the big stage! 2023 was Elyse ..read more
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#23 70.3 Arizona Recap, Kona Slot Allocation for 2024
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8M ago
In this episode, Mike shares a quick recap of his race at 70.3 Arizona (HOT!) and then we chat a bit about the 2024 Kona slot allocations at upcoming races for the men.   Some fun places to grab a coffee or bite to eat if you visit the Tempe/Phoenix area for the full ironman in November: Hava Java - Cold Foam Cold Brew in their fall flavors (YUM!) Peixoto Coffee Roasters - Best coffee we've had in a while, cold brew of course! Pita Jungle - this is right downtown near race, fresh & tons of healthy options! Hundred Mile Brewing Company - also downtown near race, food and beer options ..read more
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#22 Life Lately + Kona Just Happened!
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by Mission Kona Podcast
8M ago
We're back for season 2 of Mission Kona Podcast! In this episode, Mike and Michelle share some big life updates, how training and racing has looked for the past 6 months, and what's ahead for the podcast! As many know, Ironman World Championships for the women just took place in Kona on October 14, 2023. It was a fantastic race day for many ladies, a bucket list checked for others, but in all seemed to be a very positive experience to have a field of all women competing on such an epic course! Listen in to hear what's in store for SEASON TWO! Support the show Follow Mission Kona Podcast hoste ..read more
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#21 Jennifer Vollmann, build for 2023 Ironman Texas, 40-44 AG
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by Mission Kona
1y ago
Jennifer Vollmann may not have been the first pick on the playground for a game of elementary school kickball, but what she (and others!) didn't know at that time was that she was BUILT FOR ENDURANCE! Jennifer is a mom, a triathlete, and a coach - residing in beautiful Phoenix, Arizona. Having entered the sport as a novice, Jennifer shares how her hands-on coach guided her to fully understand the sport and most importantly, to LOVE the sport. Now as a coach herself, Jennifer has a similar approach with her athletes. Building a strong foundation leads to a longer and more enjoyable triathlon ca ..read more
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