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  • Talking Kona with Laura Sophiea

    Reginald Holden

    Posted on October 11 2013

    Laura Sophiea is getting ready to compete in tomorrow's Ironman World Championships! We thought it would be fun to ask her a few questions leading up to the race!

    Coeur: How many times have you raced in Kona?

    Laura: I have raced 22 times beginning in 1987, this is #23 for me! I have 8 AG wins, and currently well at least until Sat. 2 AG records in Kona.

    Coeur: What age group will you be racing in on Saturday?
    Laura: AG:  55-59
  • Talking Kona with Hailey Manning

    Coeur Sports

    Posted on October 08 2013

    Hailey this morning at Dig Me Beach, after a shake out swim in Kona. Coeur: How many t...
  • A report from Kona FAN-tastic

    Coeur Sports

    Posted on October 06 2013

    A well written account of Kona from the perspective of an Iron Fan!

    Days before the Kona race, we all went to see the practice swim and laughed our heads off at the UNDERPANTS RUN.

    Day of the race, we all got up at 4AM to go with them to registration. I don’t know if we were support team, entourage or both….but we were there as a functioning unit. Communication was key - between both moms, and dad and brother/brother-in-law and phone calls to those left on the mainland to report “she’s out of the water”; “he had a great transition time”; “just saw her on the bike – she looks great”…..communication was as streamlined and tight and concise as any military unit on a mission.