Al-Sultan Kona Contender 2012

Al-Sultan Kona Contender 2012

It’s easy forget that German Faris Al-Sultan won Kona in 2005 when he was only 27.  At 34 years old, he is at a perfect Ironman age and gearing up to contend at Kona again for a podium spot. His last podium at the World Championship race was a 2nd place in 2006 and although he’s had wins in the past few years, including last year’s Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Kona has been elusive.  With a win at the inaugural Sri Lanka 70.3 and a strong 2nd at the Abu Dhabi Triathlon, could this be the year he gets back up on the podium on the Big Island?