All eligible contestants in ‘Road to Kona’ must have participated and completed in at least one of these 2019 Ironman series event:
• Ironman Canada – Whistler, Ironman Mont-Tremblant
• Ironman 70.3 Victoria, Ironman 70.3 Muskoka, Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant
Subaru Canada - Road to Kona 2016: David Stirling
David Stirling, a fire-fighter from Fort McMurray, gave up training for his first ever IRONMAN to battle the 2016 Alberta wildfires. His selflessness and dedication to others garnered him numerous nominations from friends and family and ultimately earned him the opportunity to compete is this iconic event.
Subaru Canada - Road to Kona 2017: Brent Smyth
As the 2017 recipient of the Subaru Road to Kona award, Brent Smyth from Ottawa, Ontario competed in his first IRONMAN World Championship. Chosen from thousands of entrants, Smyth raced in support of Imerman Angels, a charity that offers one-on-one support to those fighting cancer.
Subaru Canada - Road to Kona 2018: Mikael Charbonneau-Lemaire
In 2017, Mikael Charbonneau-Lemaire lost his brother (Jordan) in a bike accident while training for Ironman Mont-Tremblant. Following the terrible news, it became Mike’s goal to fulfill his brother’s dream of one day competing in the Ironman World Championship in Kona. His story of courage and perseverance, won him the cross-Canada Subaru “Road to Kona” award