When examining athletes that have qualified for the IRONMAN World Championships, there are many common attributes throughout each age group. The levels of competition are so strong that there is no accidental way of rising to the top. It is harder and harder to qualify with more IRONMAN events worldwide and limited spots to race in Kona.
Another interesting perspective on what it takes to get one of those coveted spots at the Ironman World Championships in Kona. Having a positive mental attitude, patience, confidence, and toughness may be necessary qualities for Kona but they’ll certainly serve you well in all aspects of your life.