A Triathlon Weekend Giveaway: Garmin FR910XT

For many triathletes, this weekend holds almost as much spectacle as the Olympic Triathlon races held just two short months ago in London.  The Kona based Ironman World Championships is watched by not only by those in the sport, but also of course the handful of folks who stumble onto the recorded version in December on a lazy Saturday afternoon.

As such, it’s only appropriate to give something away to mark the festivus that the weekend ahead of us is.  Plus, it’s been too long since the last giveaway (as epic as it was!).  It makes sense to giveaway away a triathlon product – hence, I’m going with the Garmin FR910XT.  The FR910XT covers you across all triathlon sports segments from pool toys to tricycles to one-legged races.


The best thing though is you’ve got nothing more to do than leave a single comment below (multiple comments don’t count around these parts!).

As far as entry goes, we’ll keep it easy this time.  All you need to do is enter in your favorite Kona-related memory (be it watching the race, participating in it, a TV segment, or even just a random beach related thing in Kona).  Failing any Kona related memories, just give me something Hawaii related.  Anything at all really (mmm…chocolate covered macadamia nuts…).  I’m not picky.

The entry period will run until Saturday, October 13th, 2012 at 11:59PM Hawaii Time (official end of the race), at which point I’ll close the entry period and randomly select a winner. Like the all my giveaways there are no restrictions on where the goods go to – so no matter where in the world you are, I’ll send it to ya. The winner will get a brand new Garmin Forerunner FR910XT (with HR strap) – shipped anywhere in the world.

This giveaway is sponsored by Clever Training, which I recently announced a partnership with.  As you probably remember, by picking up sports technology gadgets from Clever Training you support the site.  And on top of that, all DC Rainmaker readers get an exclusive 10% off all products they sell (basically every sports tech company) using coupon code DCR10BTF (along with the link above).

(Note: If you’re deployed US Active Duty military and are unable to complete the entry method above, simply shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get ya entered in. For those curious on how the giveaways work, here’s the deets.)


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  1. No Kona or Hawaii so far. Maybe 910Xt will get me bit closer to both 🙂

  2. Transporter

    It’s a good race….
    vkooy at hotmail.com

  3. Watching as a kid in amazement at how long they were swimming, biking & running

  4. Chrissie Wellington winning last year after her injuries.

  5. hilh

    Chocolate covered pineapple for afterward!

  6. I’ll give it a try! What the Hell!

  7. raelert catching alexander, crowie leading and cramping

  8. I got an entry into the race in ’92, went there, got sick and couldn’t race. Not my favorite memory.

  9. My first memory of Kona was actually watching the IronMan World Championships last year and just being amazed by how quickly the professionals completed.

    I strive to one day complete a full distance Ironman and maybe one day become eligible to compete in Kona as an age grouper!

  10. Macca v Raelert…..awesome!

  11. Volcanos are cool.

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  16. Iceland has Asdis running this year, only the second person from Iceland and hopefully the first to finish, Go Asdis

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  18. I need that! Please pick me.

  19. Two guys from our club doing Kona today. Yupeee.

  20. The ‘Thank God I’m Not Racing’ Party sounds like a lot of fun


  21. Thanks for all the work you do.

  22. CM L

    My birds are named Stitch and Leroy…thats kinda of hawaii-related right ^^?

    Thanks for an awesome website!

  23. Watching Macca and Raelert go stride-for-stride back in 2010.

  24. Seeing a coach from our team laid out on the road on the run. A reminder that Kona is not to be taken lightly…

  25. Watching my coach compete – she is such an inspiration to me.

  26. Rob

    My favorite Kona memory was the classic running dual between Mark Allen and Dave Scott.

  27. Chrissie victory last year. Amazing !

  28. It has to be the underpants run!

  29. Went there for my honeymoon earlier this year, hiked up diamondhead. Also love their cookies and coffee.

  30. LAN

    One day… 🙂

  31. Learning about the sport for the first time on a lazy afternoon (for me) and having to figure out what this “Ironman” thing was. Pre-google days.

  32. Dave Scott and Mark Allen’s ironwar.

  33. Jan

    Diving with manta rays, Volcano National Park, South Point, biking to Hawi, green and black sand beaches, and most importantly meeting my granddaughter for the first time.

  34. My favorite Hawaii memory was holding on to a boogie board so my grandma could ride the waves in.

  35. Watching my hero Macca destroy the field

  36. The dream of making Kona

  37. the warm air and water!!!

  38. Snorkeling with the sea turtles was on the of the best experiences ever!!

  39. DMo

    Night diving with dancing manta rays.

  40. Jon

    Watching Maca smirk as he ran up to the Queen K, reeling in Lieto — 2010.

  41. Pro’s have just started 🙂

  42. har

    The best memory would me landing an Hawaiian airport to watch the ironman triathlon live, before a week enjoying the sun and the sea.

  43. Hawaii 5-0 is the closest I have gotten to Hawaii so far…

  44. Watching Kona as a child and thinking “How is that humanly possible!?”

  45. Watching Kona as a teenager and thinking “how is that humanly possible!?”

  46. watching kona in the eighties as a kid

  47. Norman S: Noooo, another f…ing flat tyre!!!!

  48. Hawaii sounds nice right about now.

  49. I just had a conference call with Honolulu on Thursday.

    Cheers from Slovenia!

  50. Kona (blend) coffee! Straight Kona coffee is too expensive. 😉

  51. Bo

    The Brady Bunch visited Hawaii. Saved by the Bell also went to Hawaii. Sadly, I have never been to the islands.

  52. eating a large big mac meal while watching people do the marathon. Priceless

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  56. Watching Wellington race all scarred and bleeding.

  57. Triathlon on Hawaii would be exotic for a Norwegian triathlete.

  58. Rooting for GoSonja today. This will be my favorite memory.

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  60. All new lovely bikes

  61. Rapid Rabbit

    Epic Scott vs. Allen….

  62. Hawaii has always been special to me as my father lived there and is now buried on Maui. I have tried but have yet to either qualify or get in by lottery to Kona but I keep trying in memory of him.

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  65. Anonymous

    I’d like to Hawaii some day… A colleague once told me about a helicopter ride he took inside a volcano. That sold me alright 🙂
    ~afrofrench (geemail)

  66. Hoping to race it one day!!

  67. The beautiful sea!!

  68. Seb

    My hawaiian shirt… no; won’t post pictures.

  69. I zip lined in Kaui. Fantastic!

  70. I was in Kona a month ago, what a perfect place to Swim Bike and Run. Want to move there. Oh well maybe retire there!

  71. Watching it on TV and wondering how their bodies can take such a beating.

  72. You got a nice blog, gongrats!

  73. Watching Kona all day for the last few years.

  74. Traveling to Kona with my family for the Ironman 70.3 and playing golf the day after the race with some friends who happened to be vacationing at the same time. Thanks, Ray!

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  76. I bet Hawaii is a lot nicer than Colorado is today.

  77. Watching Kona 2011 while eating Hawaiian pizza and sipping rum.

  78. AshleyR

    Christie Wellington being a machine all those years!

  79. We’ve enjoyed watching the live Kona coverage and then the recording in Dec. Makes me want my hubby to do it!

  80. Macca and Raelert side by side!

  81. Watching the event unfold now 🙂

  82. Watching it on our laptop in the living room on a cold october day

  83. Swimming with the turtles!!

  84. Nothing to do with running, but our 20th anniversary was spent at Kona with my bride.

  85. Matthias

    Watching Kona for the first time – AG start was amazing

  86. The race with Sian Welch & Wendy Ingraham…Crazy!

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  88. I think its great watching the pro’s at the end of the race congtatulating all the age groupers

  89. Mike graffeo

    Tim DeBoom winning in 2001, shortly after 9/11, always holds a special place for me.

  90. Watching tv coverage of the race and seeing and having memories of highly tuned athletes coming apart at the lava fields? My heart goes out to them.

  91. Feeling bad for the athletes coming apart in the lava fields!!

  92. There couldn’t be a more challenging and beautiful place to host the Ironman World championship than Kona!

  93. Too much glue.. norman stadler