Fashion: The Kona Underpants Run

Last Thursday before the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, there is a race called the Kona Underpants Run. It takes place the Thursday before the event and started as a protest of solidarity with the locals who were offended by visiting triathletes wearing just Speedos to restaurants, stores, etc… The race started with three runners and has now garnered a huge following, which is known primarily as being a charity run.

The rules are simple: look ridiculous wearing your underwear out and about. No long underwear, boxers, etc. Tighty whities are a key piece in your attire.

Not everyone respects the rules. Especially since we triathletes want to look as good as we possibly can even when we are supposed to look dorky.

Case in point are Angi Green and the girls from Betty Designs. I get the feeling that a lot of people wished the Saturday’s female competitors would dress like these ladies.


The Wattie Ink Girls at the Kona Underpants Run

Here is a highlight of memorable runners.


Tighty whities, present and accounted for at the Kona Underpants Run.


Loincloth Underpants Runners for the Kona Underpants Run 2011.


Tighty whities. Lots of them. The Kona Underpants Run


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