From now through May 31, you can upload a 90-second video sharing how you represent the Ironman mantra, Anything is Possible, by going to www.konainspired.com or the Kona Inspired App. on Facebook. Once the video is uploaded, the community will watch, share and vote on their favorite inspirational athletes.
On June 1, the entries will be narrowed down to a group of 45 semi-finalists by Ironman representatives based on online votes, views and their representation of the Ironman mantra. The semi-finalists will then be randomly split into three groups of 15 to be voted on during three, two-week voting cycles. Each voting cycle will result in two winners (six total) based solely on the videos with the top number of online votes by the endurance community. Once those six winners are chosen, Ironman representatives will choose two more “wild-card” stories from the remaining semi-finalists, taking into account online votes, to bring the total to eight Kona Inspired athlete stories. The eight winners will receive slots to the 2012 Ironman World Championship and will be highlighted as media athletes.
The inspirational stories of athletes crossing the finish line in Kona have helped to shape Ironman into the global sensation that it is today. Kona Inspired will be an exciting opportunity that unites the global endurance community in picking an amazing group of athletes to represent them at the Ironman World Championship in 2012. Who will be the next Team Hoyt or Lew Hollander?
Below is my interview with Boise, Idaho’s Brady Murray. Brady would finish Ironman St. George 12:26:19!
To go directly to the Kona Inspired App click here: www.konainspired.com
To read the press release, click here
To check out the official contest rules click here.
Related Post: Endurance Hour #18, Ironman St. George - Pre-Race interviews with Ben Hoffman, Maik Twelsiek, Meredith Kessler, Mackenzie Madison, Chris McDonald and Axel Zeebroek plus a pair of Kona Inspired athletes. We also have the entire pro press conference Q&A from Thursday afternoon.
Remember to check out my past “On Assignment” video reports on Ironman’s official Youtube Channel including the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Panama and 2012 Ironman 70.3 Texas.