The Kona Underpants Run Is A Thing That Exists. Here’s Photo Proof.
You might have known about the Ironman World Championship, the annual competition held in Hawaii to determine the world's preeminent Ironman triathletes. But did you know that before the main event, there's another race: the Kona Underpants Run? We can't say we were familiar with it before, but we are now, and it's exactly what it sounds like: athletes from all over strip down to the bare minimum and run through picturesque Hawaii. It might not be quite as competitive as the world championship event that follows, but make no mistake: these competitors are going all out.
Especially on their uniforms.for proof of just how far some of these people go to not just wear any old underwear to this event, see below. Many more pictures at triathlete, and here as well. Between this race and Bryan Cranston talking about his tighty whiteys on late-night television, one of the most-overlooked of all garments is really getting some love.