Wednesday, December 03, 2008

For Those Of Us Who Haven't Made It To Kona...Yet

For the 18th consecutive year, NBC will present the ultimate showdown of raw athletic competition and human perseverance -- the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii -- on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. ET.

The 90-minute special, a network television staple since the 1980s, has won a total of 14 Emmy Awards during the race’s illustrious history and Emmy Award winning narrator, Al Trautwig will provide the voiceover for this year’s broadcast. Please follow this link to a photo of the chaos that begins the race.

This year, among the highlighted athletes are a T6 paraplegic that was injured in a Motocross accident, a Navy SEALS member that has raised more than $300,000 for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation and a two-time terminal cancer survivor, to name a few.

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