It’s epic from the word go. No doubt you’ve been awed and inspired by the iconic images on television. The Ironman World Championship is the crown jewel of triathlon. In the scorching heat and oppressive humidity of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii, men and women warriors of all ages will do battle in the ultimate endurance race on October 14 by swimming 2.4 miles, riding 112 miles and running a full marathon (26.2 miles).
Competing in the pro categories are Masimo MightySat athlete ambassadors Heather Jackson, Joe Gambles, and Michi Weiss. Each one of them has celebrated victories at other Ironman events, but Kona is the most highly-coveted conquest in the sport.
Masimo Sponsored Athlete’s competing in the 2017 Ironman World Championship
“My Masimo MightySat Pulse Oximeter has become an absolute staple in my everyday routine training for Ironman triathlons. I train 3, 4, sometimes 5 sessions a day and it’s so important to track how well I’m recovering in between sessions and then from each day to the next. From monitoring if my pulse rate is still booming from my last session, or if my oxygen saturation levels are low, the data from my MightySat helps me decide how hard to hit the next session or if I need to take it a bit easier.”
Olympian and Ironman Champion
“In addition to knowing my body, accurate innovative measuring tools quantify my true state of recovery. I trust and rely on the new MightySat fingertip pulse oximeter daily to manage my training load.”
“As a professional Ironman triathlete, a vegetarian, and someone who lives at a high altitude, I have a lot of things to monitor all of which impacts my training and performance. It is essential that I maintain a balance between the stress of training and the recovery needed to optimize my performance and compete at the highest level. The data from MightySat helps me measure my fatigue allowing me to adjust my training according to how my body is responding to the stress or stresses placed on it.”
Make sure to continue the Ironman World Championship coverage in Kona by reading Michi Weiss’s specialized training and how he bounced back after an unfortunate rough start to his last season. Mighty Ironmen