Part 4 of 4
by David Corrigan and Sherry Bracken
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii: When the Ironman race comes to Kona, its a loud – but temporary – end to business as usual.
Sales are up – for most –
Although its not a boon for everyone…
Hotels are happy to be at capacity. Yet, there is always the sense of an etiltement tug of war… between the World Triathlon Corporation – who sees their event as an economic benefit to kona, to the tune of an estimated $25 million – and the residents – who feel their sweat equity counts for something, too.