Welcome to the official “IRONMAN: Quest for Kona” application questionnaire

For four decades IRONMAN has served as the ultimate test of physical prowess and mental fortitude.

We are looking for doctors, lawyers, teachers, mothers, military members, grandparents, policemen and everything in-between – athletes from every walk of life – taking on the challenge of a lifetime. Athletes whose stories have never been told, until now.

We invite all athletes, whether first-time or veteran IRONMAN® finishers, to apply. Ten (10) competitors representing IRONMAN’s diverse community will be selected by IRONMAN based on a variety of factors, including their responses to the questions below and video submission.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered, athletes must fill out the below questionnaire, record a 30-second to 2-minute video, upload it to YouTube, Vimeo or another video hosting website, and provide the link below as part of the application process. We will not be able to view password-protected links. If you are concerned about privacy, please make the link private.

* 1. Full Legal Name

* 2. Alias/Nickname

* 3. Age

* 4. Gender

* 5. Home Address

* 6. Phone Number

* 7. Email Address

* 8. Marital Status

* 9. Children

* 10. Children's ages

* 11. Profession

* 12. Where do you live?

* 13. What is your native language?

* 14. For non-native English speakers, how would you rate your English speaking skills

* 15. Do you feel comfortable speaking in English on camera for all of your self-documentation for social media as well as TV interviews?

* 16. Which IRONMAN and/or IRONMAN 70.3 races are you currently registered for this year?

* 17. Are you considering, but not registered for, any other IRONMAN races this year? (Please list.)

* 18. Would you be willing to switch to a different race if needed? Every effort will be made for you to participate in the race of your choice or a race close to the same timeframe as the race(s) for which you are training.

* 19. Are you competing with the intent of qualifying for Kona?

* 20. How likely are you to qualify for Kona?

* 21. Have you ever qualified for Kona?

* 22. When did, or when will you start training for your race?

* 23. How many IRONMAN races have you participated in previously?

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 24. How many other races have you participated in outside of IRONMAN?

i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 25. Please add a link to any of your social media profiles:

* 26. How proficient are you with social media?

* 27. How regularly do you post on social media?

* 28. How comfortable are you with videotaping and photographing yourself for social media?

* 29. Why do you race with IRONMAN? Tell us briefly what draws you to this sport on a personal level.

* 30. What does IRONMAN mean to you?

* 31. VIDEO LINK: Why should we follow your IRONMAN journey? Please answer this question in a video that you record of yourself and upload to YouTube, Vimeo, or another video hosting website. Copy and paste a link to your 30 second-to-2 minute video in the space provided. Make sure that we can clearly see your face in a well-lit space and can see you from head to toe for at least a moment during the video. Your video MUST BE recorded with you speaking English. DO NOT SUBMIT A PREVIOUSLY PRODUCED VIDEO! We want an informal, energetic and conversational video of you talking to the camera. The more energetic and comfortable you are, the better! YOU MUST SUBMIT A VIDEO TO BE CONSIDERED.

* 32. By making a submission, you acknowledge and agree that you are making a submission solely for purposes of being considered by World Triathlon Corporation d/b/a IRONMAN, Texas Crew Productions, LLC (“TCP”), and/or the broadcasting network (if any) and each of their respective affiliated or related entities (collectively “Production Entities”) to be a participant in the TV series and will not receive any compensation or credit for making a submission.

You understand that your submission is not confidential nor submitted in confidence or trust and no confidential or fiduciary relationship is intended or created by making this submission. You understand that the Production Entities are under no obligation to respond to you, to cast you in a program, or to return any materials to you, including any videos submitted by you. You understand that the Production Entities are diversified companies who may possess or come to possess information similar or identical to information contained in your submission, and you agree that any such similarity or identity shall not give rise to any claim or entitlement, whether for ownership, compensation, credit or otherwise. By making a submission, you hereby release the Production Entities and their respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees, and licensees from any and all claims relating to your submission, including without limitation arising from the risk of misdirection or failed delivery of your email and/or website submission.

If you are selected to participate, you will be required to agree to a publicity and liability release, and other conditions may apply.

* 33. Before submitting, please make sure that all of your information is correct and valid on this form. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CORRECT ONCE SUBMITTED AND ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER PERSON IS ALLOWED. We will review your materials shortly. If you are selected for next steps in the consideration process we will reach out to you by phone and/or email you provided. If you have further questions or concerns please email: questforkona@ironman.com. (Emails can be received only in English and we cannot guarantee a response prior to the application deadline.)