Ironman World Championship 2020 delayed until February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced Kailua-Kona’s biggest sporting event — the Ironman World Championship — to be postponed until 2021, an economic hit for Hawaii Island, which depends on the race bringing in thousands of visitors every year in the month of October.

On his way up: South Kona resident Dusty Boyd preparing to summit Mount Everest again

At 29,029 feet, Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, has always been one of the most difficult challenges a mountaineer can face. Besides the physical labor that comes with summiting a mountain of that scale, climbers face oxygen deprivation, avalanches, snowstorms and hypothermia in their quest to make it to the top of the world.