Kona Competitor Book


At last year's Ironman World Championships in Kona, the team from Newton Running was on hand cheering on all of the athletes who worked so hard to get there - especially the ones wearing Newtons! At our booth we set up a guestbook of sorts, inviting all the Newton athletes to share their thoughts before the race.

We also did our best to get pictures of as many people running the race in Newtons as possible. The end result is Newton's 2009 Kona Competitor book - 40 pages of photos and quotes capturing the spirit of the race and the determination of the athletes. We've sent out these books to everyone at the race who shared their contact info with us, but we still have a handful left.


If you'd like to have one of these books, please leave us a comment below or send a note to media@newtonrunning.com and we'll send you one, while supplies last.

**NOTE: All books are now sent out, sorry if you missed out!**

28 thoughts on “Kona Competitor Book”

  • johan stemmet

    Awesome idea and I would love to have a competitors book as I raced at Kona in my second pair of Distance Racers which I received the week of the race. I had no problem and shoes were great. I am now waiting for my third pair to use at Ironman South Africa. I am looking so forward to the run leg as my running times just keep tumbling the more I get use to my Newtons. I've been running with Newtons now for almost a year.
    Thanks for a great shoe.

    • Sir Isaac

      Hi Johan,

      Good to hear that the shoes have been treating you well. What is your shipping address? If it is inside the US, email it to media@newtonrunning.com and we'll send you a book.

      Sir Isaac

  • Adrienne holland
    Adrienne holland April 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I would live to have a Kona book capturing the history of this amazing race!

  • Jean-Philippe Brown
    Jean-Philippe Brown April 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    This book look awesome ! I'm currently training for my first ever triathlon (still at the short distance) and I find those Ironman athlete to be so inspiring !


    • Sir Isaac


      Do you have a copy already or would you like us to send you one? Email us at media@newtonrunning.com if you want us to drop one in the mail.

      Happy Training!
      Sir Isaac

  • Sean Wetstine
    Sean Wetstine April 5, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Fantastic! I would Love a copy of one of these books! Please! :)

  • Robert H. Eubanks
    Robert H. Eubanks April 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    I was at Kona 2009, wear newtons, and thought I signed the book. I haven't received a copy. Would really, really like to get a copy of this book.

    Please let me know if I can get a copy.
    Robert H. Eubanks
    #680 at Kona

    • Sir Isaac

      Hi Robert,

      If you send your mailing address to media@newtonrunning.com then we'll be sure to get you a copy of the book!

      Hope the race went well for you,
      Sir Isaac

  • Curt DuPuis

    That would be great to get one if there are still some books left.
    Thanks for creating such a great product. And here's to much more success.

  • Ryan Groves

    I bought my first pair of Newtons two weeks ago and LOVE them. I'm an avid triathlete and will be making a run to qualify for Kona 2012. I'd appreciate a copy of the new book.



    • Sir Isaac

      Hey Ryan,

      Glad to hear the shoes are working out for you so far. If you email your mailing address to media@newtonrunning.com then we'll send you a book.

      Good luck with your training,
      Sir Isaac

  • dan

    Could I please have one of the books? I've been a Newton loyalist since Cali 70.3 2007. I've worn my Racer S's in every triathlon since including the IM Campionships last year. I live in Denver and can pick up the book next time Im in boulder.

  • Andre Webb

    I would love to have one of the books.

  • Lorie Tucker

    I would love a book. I am a diehard fan of your shoes!

  • hugo mendez

    Hi, I would love to get one of the books , if you still have some available

  • Jan

    Is it a book or a pdf-document? I live in Germany and I really would like to have one of these !
    Mail to grueneberg.j@hotmail.com

  • Kevin

    I bought my first pair of Newton just last week. I'm adjusting and correcting myself to run more efficient with it. I'm preparing for my first half ironman which is also my first triathlon. I'm inspired by the participants of Kona, I would love to get hold of a copy of the book to spire myself even more.

  • Matt Smith

    I wouldn't have made it through the marathon in Kona without my Newtons and the great support from the Newton team on the course! It was awesome to share the experience of a lifetime with a company you can call family! Can't wait to see the book!

  • Jojo

    Saw Crowie cross in a pair of Distance Racers. Did some research on Newtons. Bought a pair from a local store. Tweaked my running style a bit. Now I have PB's in a 5K, 10K and an Olympic distance triathlon in my Newton's! Thanks guys!

  • monique fraer
    monique fraer May 12, 2010 at 5:54 am

    I would love to have a copy of the book! I love your shoes (purchased first pair at the Oceanside 1/2 Ironmnan in 2009.


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