I’ve been to Hawaii at least 25 times on various shoots and assignments. Every year in October since 2000, I’ve attended the Ironman World Championships on the Big Island. For many of those years, I covered the event, starting before dawn and finishing after midnight. A 20-hour day in brutal conditions. More recently, I’ve made the trip down to service my commercial clients; with so many of the world’s top athletes converging on one spectacular setting, the days before and after the race offer a unique opportunity to capture special images. But it’s the images and memories from race day that are most enduring. I picked a dozen favorites from the archives to share here. Enjoy.