The runner-up of the IRONMAN 70.3 World Cup, Ben Kanute, a very ambitious goal has therefore been set for this season.
The North American has commented that they have the objective of make a sub-7:30 at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.
This mark would surpass the current course record of 7:40:24 established by Gustav Iden in 2022.
Kanute, 31, who is contracted to compete in the new T100 PTO, has revealed its competition plans for 2024, with the clear objective of being in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona.
He will use the T100 as preparation for Kona, with five races in the T100 and possibly a few in the IRONMAN Pro Series.
Despite his commitment to T100, Kanute is also considering participating in IRONMAN 70.3 St George, given his goal of qualifying for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
However, he is undecided about competing in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Taupo this year, due to his focus on Kona and subsequent T100 races.
Kanute, who set his intentions for Kona nearly 18 months ago after finishing on the podium at IRONMAN Arizona, has carefully planned his preparation.