The eight-time Ironman champion will hope to improve on a 10th place finish in 2018.
The hard training is done, and tapering has begun for Linsey Corbin as she prepares for the 2019 Hawaii Ironman in Kona, her 13th appearance at the World Championships. The 38-year-old American’s highest placing in Kona is 5th, which she achieved in 2008, and last year – 10 years later – she finished a very respectable 10th. On October 12th, Linsey will be one of over 2,000 athletes who will tackle the race along the Kona Coast, battling the ho’omumuku crosswinds and searing temperatures.
I’ve mastered the art of embracing the taper. We've arrived in Kona and it’s chill vibes from the Corbin camp - time to continue soaking up all the hard work, and what better place to do it!
The Hawaii World Championships will be her 3rd Ironman this year. Corbin was a DNF in Ireland Ironman in June but rebounded with her second successive Ironman Wisconsin win a month ago, showing she is on track for Kona.
Corbin’s biggest accolades include setting the American record for the Ironman distance in 2014 (8:42:42) which she still holds to this day. Linsey is 9th in the world on the list of the fastest female Ironman Distance athletes.
In addition to her eight Ironman victories, she has five wins in Ironman 70.3, including a 3rd place in the 2011 World Championships.