Next up we're taking a look at three-time Kona Champ Craig Alexander. All week he was training in his flame-riddled Specialized MacLaren lid that he wore at the 70.3 World Championships. But Specialized set him up with another custom helmet just for Kona.
It wasn't long ago that most of the lids you saw on the heads of pro triathlete were standard, off-the-shelf fare. But in recent years, manufacturers have taken advantage of the unique marketing opportunity that is the Ironman World Championships, and more and more athletes are getting the full custom treatment, with one-off paint jobs not available to consumers. We're going to take a look at several of them here, as well as a few other pieces of custom or interesting kit elsewhere on the athletes' bikes. This will be our last article for this Kona block, before we bid it adieu and look forward to next year's race.