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Kona 2018: what happens when, and how to watch

From the UK start timings for all the pro and age-group waves to the official livestream, we’ve got the essential information you need

With the UK being 11 hours ahead of Hawaii, it’s difficult for British tri fans to know what happens when at this year’s Ironman World Championship tomorrow. No worries – we’ve got you covered!

Start timings for the pro and age-group waves are below, and if you are in the USA you can watch all the action on  NBC Sports platform, and and on and globally via IRONMAN NOW on

You can also follow us on Twitter @220Triathlon from 5pm UK time for lots of insight and debate on what’s happening. You can also follow all the British athletes on Twitter via the hashtag #GBKona.

Saturday 13 October 2018 – race day

What When Where
Pro men swim start 5.35pm UK time (6.35am local time) Kailua Pier
Pro women swim start 5.40pm UK time (6.40am local time) Kailua Pier
Men's age group  swim start 6.05pm UK time (7.05am local time) Kailua Pier
Women's age group swim start 6.20pm UK time (7.20am local time Kailua Pier

If you haven't already, check out our countdown of the men's top ten contenders  and women's top ten contenders

For details on the course read our Kona course and tactics guide here

Who do you think will win this year's race? Let us know in the comments below!



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