Stunning images from Kona 2016

Ironman have released some amazing images and stories from the Big Race on the Big Island #IMKona2016

SPECTATOR SPORT: The green sea turtle glides below the 2,300 athletes awaiting the start signal © Donald Miralle/IRONMAN

INSPIRING DUO: Jeff Agar pulls his son, Johnny, who suffers with cerebral palsy, along the bike course © Tom Pentington/Getty Images for IRONMAN


THE LONG ROAD HOME: Elite male athletes make their way along the iconic 112-mile bike course, battling rough winds and soaring temperatures as they go. © Tom Pentington/Getty Images for IRONMAN 

POLITICAL FiINISH: The former Prime Minister of Finland, Alexander Stubb, celebrates finishing © Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN

ON THE LONESOME SIDE: Out on their own, underan unforgiving and relentless sun and surrounded barren lava fields, a lone athlete makes his way along the 112-mile bike course. © Tom Pentington/Getty Images for IRONMAN

EXTREME AERODYNAMICS: German athlete Boris Stein maximises aerodynamics as he cycles. © Tom Pentington/Getty Images for IRONMAN)

ROAD OF LOVE: Messages of encouragement for the athletes as they pound the hot pavement on the marathon course. © Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN


FINISH LINE: After a phenomenal marathon that saw him beat Mark Allen’s run course record of 37 years, Patrick Lange of Germany takes 3rd place and completes the all-German podium.  © Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images for IRONMAN