Every October, more than 2,000 of the top triathletes in the world descend on Kona to fight it out in the most competitive tri on the planet. Participants must swim 2.4 miles (3.8 km), ride 112 miles (180 km), and run a marathon (26.2 miles/42 km). A significant amount of these pro and amateur athletes train with Zwift for the event. Here are their stories.
Linsey Corbin (Professional Triathlete from Oregon, US)
Level on Zwift:
Watopia, Richmond or London:
Watopia. I ride for a long time and I like to do the big hills. The variety on that course is good.
Free ride, race or workout:
My coach will give me a specific workout to do, like 3 x 10 mins intervals, and I do that in free ride mode. Sometimes my workout is just an aerobic ride and that's when Zwift is awesome. I haven’t done a race yet — I’m too nervous!
What tunes do you Zwift to:
I usually listen to Pandora as background music. But, most of the time Zwift is engaging enough.
How many times have you raced in Kona:
This is my eleventh time as a pro, more than anyone else currently racing.
Hopes for Saturday:
My goal is to be solid across the three disciplines. I’ve had disappointing races the last couple of years. I’d like to execute a strong bike and strong run, which is what I am known for.
On Sunday after the race I’ll mostly be:
I’ll be walking around very sore and hopefully satisfied. I think a great race is when you leave it all out there, so I look forward to being wrecked on Sunday.