195. The IRONMAN Group’s Diana Bertsch, SVP of World Championship Events Talks Triathlon & Kona| Triathlon Week

Diana Bertsch is the Senior Vice President of World Championship Events for The IROMAN Group and long-time race director of the globally renowned iconic Kailua-Kona Race.

On this episode, we sync up about the current health climate in Hawaii and how things are starting to open up for tourism and how she navigated through the Covid-19 pandemic. We discuss the latest news on the Supersapiens World Championship 2021 presented by Utah World Sports Commission and 2022 World Championship. Curious about the course? Diana sheds light on a few details and shares that more info is coming soon.

Diana also details the story of how she came to work at IRONMAN, as well as her road to earning the title of race director, and how her role has evolved over the past two decades.  I ask all about Kona World Championships from course design and planning to small and large scale events that take place in and around his epic race.  Diana shares her favorite spots on the gorgeous Kailua-Kona race course, in addition to the sources of inspiration for the race’s annual themes.

I also get the scoop on where to stay, dine and train on the island. And of course, Diana  shares how she stays fit while busy building, managing, and overseeing this legendary triathlon for athletes from around the globe.

Even if triathlon is not your jam, I know you’ll still gain a lot of meaningful insight, career advice and inspiration from listening to Diana.

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