RaceSaver™ Bag Takes on the Ironman® World Championships

That Ice Melts Quickly Out Here
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The RaceSaver™ Bag Team travelled to the Big Island in Hawaii for the Ironman® World Championships. Our goals was to test the RaceSaver™ Bag in the most unfriendly weather conditions possible.

The heat and humidity on the Big Island, combined with the reflective power of the lava, combine to create a crucible of conditions that can bring even the fittest and most prepared athletes to their knees.

We are pleased to report that the bag was a success…our athletes used the bags in training and on race day, as you’ll see below.

Even better, we got some great feedback from everyone including industry partners, on how we can improve it. Enjoy our photos below and remember you can get your own RaceSaver™ Bag anytime in our online store.

RaceSaver™ Bag On the Ground in Hawaii

RaceSaver™ Bag On the Ground in Hawaii…literally.

 

Feeling the Heat from the Lava

Patrick Feeling the Heat from the Lava

 

Dirk Making Sure He Gets Every Piece of Ice Possible

Dirk Making Sure He Gets Every Piece of Ice Possible

Carol Headed Out of T2 For a Little Marathon!

Carol Headed Out of T2 For a Little Marathon!

 

Jeremy Staying Cool at Mile One

Jeremy Staying Cool at Mile One

 

Steve Flying Down Ali'i Drive with his RSB

Steve Flying Down Ali’i Drive with his RSB

 

That Ice Melts Quickly Out Here

That Ice Melts Quickly Out Here

 


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Patrick

Coach Patrick is a 7-time Ironman® Hawaii competitor and co-founder of Endurance Nation. When he's not training or racing, he can be found hanging out in Rhode Island with his awesome family.

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2 comments
  • Linda
    REPLY

    I’m just an Olympic distance age grouper and may be out of the loop with some of the new special needs items, so I was interested to learn more about this bag. I see it was tested and deemed a success in the heat and humidity in Kona, but what does this RaceSaver bag do? Click on another link? Reading between the lines I’m guessing it’s for ice?

    • Patrick
      REPLY

      Linda, you can see the video on the main store page at the bottom. Yes, you use it to carry ice between aid stations vs putting the ice in a hat, top or shorts. This way you can move the ice, pour the melted water on your head, even eat it. It’s a game-changer if your race is going to be warmer than say 75-degrees for the run…

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