2.4 Mile Swim. 112 Mile Bike. 26.2 Mile Run. This intense competition takes place in the barren lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. Along the Kona Coast, black lava rock dominates the panorama, and athletes battle the “ho’omumuku” crosswinds of 45 mph, 95 degree temperatures and a scorching sun. Some of the most amazing athletes on the planet compete for the Ironman crown. This spot aired on NBC during the event broadcast and featured 1994 Ironman Champion, Greg Welch. It was captured on 16mm film and edited on Avid Media Composer.