St. George, Utah, will host a full-distance Ironman triathlon for the first time since 2012 and the new race will be designated as the 2022 and 2024 Ironman North America Championships. The first event will be staged May 7, 2022.
Ironman has hosted events in St. George since 2010, including a 70.3 race that will continue to be held in years that a full-distance race is not staged.
“We are excited to bring a full distance Ironman triathlon back to St. George in 2022,” said Paul Huddle, senior regional director for The Ironman Group. “While we were prevented from bringing the full-distance Ironman race in 2020, we can’t wait to see this race make its return to St. George next year. With the longstanding history the events have built over the years here in Southwest Utah, an upcoming Ironman 70.3 World Championship event, we know our athletes will be excited to once again race 140.6 miles across this breathtaking and challenging course in the Southwestern United States for the first time since 2012.”
“We are thrilled to bring such an epic event back to a place known as the Land of Endurance,” said Kevin Lewis, director of the Greater Zion Convention and Tourism Office. “In its first three years, Ironman St. George gained a reputation as one of the toughest Ironman events in the world. The terrain and conditions here demand the ultimate level of commitment and determination. This event symbolizes the core attributes found in our heritage, and the communities involved genuinely appreciate the athletes that are willing to rise to it.”