Being the king of Kona has been a dream for Luke McKenzie throughout his entire professional career. Despite coming close in 2013, where he finished second, McKenzie is still searching for his perfect day where everything clicks. Here he opens up on his journey and the birth of his daughter ahead of this year’s Hawaiian Ironman.
Tim Van Berkel is naturally a larrikin. He loves joking around, having a laugh and not taking life too seriously. Last year at Kona he was so hell-bent on success that he stepped away from his natural persona, instead choosing an intensely focused preparation. Ultimately it led to him burning out late in the race. This year Tim’s embracing his jovial character in the hope of producing his best ever result at the Ironman World Championship.