Kona – The Run

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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23 Responses

  1. ree_ti_ree says:

    Steller report, looking forward to video. I read once that in almost all photos of Bill Rodgers (multiple Boston winner) both of his feet were off the ground. Probably due to his high cadence which is now considered the most efficient way to run, as you probably know. In most of your photos, both feet are also ‘floating’. I take that to mean you have a very efficient running style. Nice Job!

  2. Veronica B. says:

    Amazing performance Sonja! Now for the big question: After a time like that, are you considering going full-on pro? You did beat several of them, looking at times.

  3. Laura says:

    So so proud of you.. and love that you continue to keep it real and put it all out there!!! CAN’T WAIT FOR THE VIDEO the closing comments and after you absorb it all rehash it in your mind and get ready to think about what 2011 has in store for you… we’ll be here waiting / drooling / anticipating your plans!

  4. Christi says:

    WOW, I got goosebumps reading this report almost like I was there. I am so proud of you and the effort that you gave this race. You are an inspiration to me and I thank you so much for everything you have unknowingly done for me. I wish you a great recovery period. You deserve it!

  5. Joel says:

    Sonja – really amazing race report! I echo Christi’s sentiments re: the goosebumps. Reading about your experiences in Kona are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your journey!

  6. Jen says:

    Loved, loved, loved your race report! You really rocked it out there. We enjoyed tracking your day and watching you finish. Can’t wait to see the video.

    Welcome home to CO today! It’s not Kona, but it is supposed to be in the 80s today.


  7. Pia says:

    What a great race and race report! You’re my hero!

  8. Ron says:

    I find it fascinating that you make a bold statement like “I wasn’t going to ruin my finish line experience racing her” and yet your last mile split was your fastest at 7:12. Yes, good thing you decided not to “race” her.

    It’s also not lost on me that your marathon pace was my 5K pace. If anyone asks, I will tell them we have the same pace (I just won’t mention it’s not for the same distance).

    Well done my friend. Well done.


  9. baker says:

    Amazing… simply amazing!

  10. Emily says:

    So impressed Sonja. You are one tough chica! Nothing more fun than reviewing the journey…thanks for sharing the details and can’t wait to hear whats next for you.

  11. Kat says:

    Well done Sonja!

  12. AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing! We are all sooooo happy your race went so well – you deserve it after all the hours and miles and tears and smiles that went into your preparation for the race!! Congrats!

  13. Gaye says:

    Wow. Just, wow. That is all. I was teary watching you cross the finish line! Congratulations, my friend. You killed it!

  14. Awesome run race report! I’m glad your stomach didn’t give you any more problems after that initial stop! Way to push hard at the end and finish strong! You did soooo awesome! Congrats, congrats, congrats! :)

  15. Kelly says:

    Awesome!!! Thanks so much for bringing us along with you! Knowing you were there on race day really changed my experience of watching it…and when I saw you cross the finish line, I literally cheered out loud!! So proud of you, so inspired by you!! Keep it up, girl!

  16. Bret Stevens says:

    Congratulations Sonja! You are way to awesome to share your entire experience with us in your blog. Your road ahead of you is paved with gold, because your heart and spirit are so huge.

  17. Denner says:


    Congrats Sonja!

  18. Great race and great report Sonja! You are very inspiring.

  19. Mandy says:

    You are amazing, I followed you the whole race!! Awesome race report, really, you give the best ones. Plus your supporters get the best shots!!! I love how you break each leg of the race into its own entry. I also waited to read it until I was pretty sure you had all your entries there!

    Congrats Sonja, you are an inspiration!

  20. I have tears in my eyes as I finished reading this. Wow…what an experience and thanks for sharing. You are really amazing.

  21. mary eggers says:

    I am so late in getting to all the Kona reports! BEAUTIFUL DAY OUT THERE SISTER. Beautiful. beautiful!!!!!!! Awesome. And if I haven’t said it already BEAUTIFUL!

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