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. Getting blown right off the road on the bikes!

  2. Josh Ryan


  3. Wonderdrug

    Good luck to all the competitors (both Kona and here),

  4. Never ran Kona, nevr will…but enjoyed reading and discussing it with a fellow runner who regulraly qualifies for the race.

  5. david London

    Kona memories = an Aussie winning what I thought at the time was the hardest event in the world.

  6. Hope to be there some day 🙂

  7. Never been there, bit that shouldn’t be an excuse not to win…

  8. My only memory is watching on TV 🙁

  9. One of my favorite beach runs!

  10. Never been there.. but a morning run and then swimming in such paradise must be really nice 🙂

  11. Knowing my godfather did it and giving me inspiration. Not to mention Kona coffee!

  12. brucelan

    i’m in, Brucelan

  13. Matthias

    underpants run – what else

  14. Anonymous

    one day my husband will qualify for Kona!

    Nadia K

  15. Watching Paula Newby-Fraser winning her multiple Kona championships……I’m Zimbabwean.

  16. finding out what triathlon was for the first time, and that people actually do this back in junior high. Bitten by the bug young!

  17. i would like to train with this watch für kona 😉

  18. i would like to train with this watch für kona 😉

  19. Anonymous

    Watching Mark Allen’s comeback in 1995 during the run. Awesome!

  20. “You” are my first memory of Kona… just starting triathlon-training…

  21. The Dick and Rick Hoyt story.

  22. Hearing that my hot gym instructor had qualified to race in Kona.

  23. Tomorrow my second marathon and from next year, starting the triatlon. Kona is far, far away…

  24. Watching Scott Rigsby, a double amputee crossing the finish line

  25. Jrciba

    Very nice

  26. Schumsen94

    Faris Al-Sultan is going to win the race!

  27. Sitting all night in front of TV and watching Ironman Hawaii!

  28. This summer I ran the Kona Half Marathon and gain a appreciation for the heat of Kona. Daphany

  29. JohnT

    Lou Hollander kicking butt year after year.

  30. In the local tri-store, stalling images due to a bad internet connection, lousy snacks, luke warm drinks but great race and wonderful atmosphere with fellow triathletes: my yearly Kona night!

  31. Nice to see everyone made the swim cutoff

  32. Need it for next year’s race 😉

  33. After watching the race for many years it was epic to see Macca and Raelert duel it out on the run in 2010.

  34. FGP

    I guess my chances of winning is pretty slim… Anywho, cheers from Norway!

  35. My favorite memory comes from several years ago, watching a 60+ year old woman cross the finish line after 13 hours of hard work… not the fastest finisher, but certainly the most impressive!

  36. Antonis

    Hello from Greece!

    Kona videos’ inspired me to start training for triathlon!

  37. Hi there fron Greece!
    Kona videos’ inspired me to start training for triathlon!

  38. Watching it on tv since I was very young.

  39. Natasha Badman year after year

  40. Eli

    Watching the presentation by the winner of Kona at multisport world at the begining of the year

  41. the heat from the sun on the lava fields

  42. I remember watching ABC coverage in the early 1980s at my grandparents house. I remember watching Julie Moss crawl across the finish line and it being incomprehensible how someone could exhaust themselves to that extent.

  43. 100% Kona coffee beans make the best espresso !!! mmmmmm

  44. Never been to Hawai, but see a lot of photo from my sister-in-law. A lot!!!

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  46. For me, Team Hoyt is one of my most favorites from Kona.

  47. i will never forget Normann Stadler having a flat and throwing bis bike away

  48. Frank S.

    it´s a great race!

    schumi- at t-online.de

  49. Chrissie Wellington destroying the record

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  51. I hope Pete Jacobson has a great run on the Hawaii ironman.
    Jerry Pierce

  52. Sean Mackin – my favourite Kona memory is definitely of jumping into my pool at home with my BMX bike parked next to the pool as a child after watching the Allen/Scott duel in the late 80s. I may have only been 8 years old, but it marked me for life.

  53. Long before I started thinking of competing in triathlons I remember watching televised versions of the first Ironman events, in Kona. I remember thinking “who’d be crazy enough to compete in such events?” Fast forward several years and the answer would be “me!”

  54. Sean Mackin – my favourite Kona memory is definitely of jumping into my pool at home with my BMX bike parked next to the pool as a child after watching the Allen/Scott duel in the late 80s. I may have only been 8 years old, but it marked me for life.

  55. My best memory is 1982- Julie Moss! What could possibly be better than that? (Yes, I’m THAT old) 🙂

  56. Loved a boat tour with snokeling and seeing turtles in nature.

  57. My favourite part of Kona is, without doubt, those last few hours before midnight, watching the age-groupers come in to thunderous support. I find that a lot more personally inspiring, as an armature athlete, than the elites.

  58. Would love to go to Hawaii, during IM would be bonus.

  59. Kona’s undies run is the best!

  60. #1 memory of the islands: getting married, barefoot, on Kauai’s north shore.
    #2 memory of the islands: going back less than two years later and watching my daughter take her first step just a few miles away from that very same spot.

  61. cyn

    me me me me me me!

  62. Paula Newby hitting the wall in ’95

  63. Watching Crowie dance it in on the live stream last year.

  64. Hawaii, only seen on postcards. So far.

  65. Apart from Ironman, Hawaii is all about volcanos and surfing. Seriously though, this would help with my tri training.

  66. Thank you for all of your posts. Complete reviews are the best!

  67. Watching it with my parents and saying, “I’m going to do that…”

  68. I watched it for the first time last year, real time….the whole thing. Don’t know what’s harder, to watch a race for 17hours or race in it yourself 😉

  69. Sharing the race with my 5 year old this year

  70. Either Dave Scott’s second place at age 40, or his fifth place two years later.

  71. The volcano and the lava seen from the helicopter …

  72. Evelyn Y

    Watching Kona for the first time this year!

  73. My first memory of watching the race was as a little kid–there was a shot of someone keeled over on a bicycle–they had just completely lost it. That was when I realized how tough the race really was.

  74. I think I’ll also go with the Undy Run photos I’ve seen!!

  75. Just watching for the first time: Absolutly fantanstic (a proud belgian)

  76. George K.

    Chrissie Wellington coming from behind last year on the run! What an effort!

  77. Well, the thing is that I don’t know what to do to go to Kona as I will likely never qualify (i’m in the most crowded age group and don’t have time to train properly), so I have to convince my girlfriend to go. First try was to watch Lost scenery but I think I’ll have to marry her and got o Kona for our honeymoon… with a tri bike 🙂

  78. Anonymous

    Favorit thing about Hawaii: Jack Johnson.

  79. I worked with a korean kid for a while. He would tell me all about korean food, especially korean barbecue. He also liked to tell me all about how green tea would make me lose weight.

  80. Watching Chris Lieto in 2009

  81. watching kona on trainer during 5 hr ride for im fl

  82. Maybe I’ll get to Hawaii one of these days! Sean D.

  83. Swimming in the bay on at Kona on a family vacation imagining it was the chaos of the swim start…

  84. oldguyandy