How To Watch The Ironman World Championship

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Sep 30, 2015
Caroline Steffen at the 2014 Ironman World Championship. Photo: John David Becker

Want to follow the Ironman World Championship for the first time on Oct. 10? Here’s what you need to know.

The exclusive live coverage will be on, and Ironman tends to gather some top former and current professionals to serve as commentators for the race—last year’s race featured Ironman world champion Greg Welch, and pro triathletes Michael Lovato and Matt Lieto. The live coverage will begin on Saturday, Oct. 10 at approximately 6:00 a.m. HST (that’s 9:00 a.m. on the West Coast and 12 noon on the East Coast). The male pros will start at 6:25 a.m. and the female pros five minutes later. The race will have separate age-group starts, with the men beginning at 6:55 a.m. and the age-group women at 7:10 a.m. The coverage will be mainly following the pro race and will be interspersed with interesting stories of age-group athletes. The video stream will be available to watch on demand following the race at If you’re following a friend, the enhanced Athlete Tracker tool on now includes multiple time splits for the bike and run, so you can know where exactly on the course he or she is at any time.

Leading up to the race, athletes, media and organizers will be using #IMKona on Twitter and Instagram.

The NBC coverage of the race will air on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET. The Ironman World Championship special is generally an accelerated schedule of the eight-hour pro race, and also has an emphasis on inspiring stories of age-groupers.

Check after the race for video interviews with the top finishers and race analysis of the 2015 Ironman World Championship presented by GoPro. Follow all of the race-week action at

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the managing editor of Triathlete magazine. She's a mom, rec soccer player, multiple half-marathon finisher and is learning daily how to become a better triathlete.

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