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Sam Laidlow, of France, left, Gustav Iden, of Norway, center, and Kristian Blummenfelt, of Norway, stand on the winning podium after finishing the Ironman World Championship Triathlon on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Laidlow, Iden, and Blummenfelt finished in third, first and second place, respectively. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Ironman World Championships to Rotate Between Hawaii and France

The Ironman World Championship will, beginning in 2023, split its men’s and women’s events between Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, and Nice, France, with the men’s event heading to Nice in 2023 and women’s staying in Hawaii for 2023. The men’s race will take place on September 10, 2023, and the women will race on October 14, 2023. […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. TENNIS: Unvaccinated Novak Djokovic Withdraws from U.S. Open Posted: Thursday, August 25 With the final Grand Slam of the tennis season about to start […]

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Qatar Airways Becomes Airline Partner of Ironman Series

Qatar Airways and Ironman have entered a long-term global partnership, making Qatar Airways the Official Airline Partner of Ironman’s Global and 70.3 Series through the 2025 season. In addition, Qatar Airways will be the title partner of the 2022 editions of Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast, Ironman Maryland, Ironman 70.3 Washington and Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney […]

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The Ironman Group Approach: Andrew Messick on Triathlons, Competition and Trends

The Ironman Group has been a leader in mass participation events for years. The company’s portfolio now extends well beyond the Ironman triathlon series itself and includes the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series, the multi-day road cycling event series Haute Route and a strategic partnership with UTMB Group, which organizes ultra-trail running events. The company has also […]

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USA Triathlon Sees Recovery After ‘Complete Dumpster Fire’

USA Triathlon intends to increase its collaborative push to grow the sport in 2021, vowing to increase its presence among multiple sports to get more people interested in participating. During a state of the industry report at the national governing body’s Endurance Exchange virtual conference, USAT CEO Rocky Harris said while triathlon saw 7 percent […]

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Endurance Sports Organizations Form New Coalition

USA Triathlon, Spartan, Tough Mudder, Ironman, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series, Running USA and USA Cycling have formed the Endurance Sports Coalition, bringing together organizers of more than 50,000 events annually to work on securing relief and support for operators of endurance events and supporting industries from Congress and Capitol Hill lawmakers. The Endurance Sports […]

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Elizabeth O’Brien Named Ironman Group’s North America Managing Director

Elizabeth O’Brien, who has more than two decades of sports industry experience, is the new North America managing director for The Ironman Group and will oversee all aspects of the business unit including four offices in the United States and more than 70 annual events. O’Brien’s team will be responsible for the performance of running […]

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Ironman Returns to Penticton for Canada Triathlon

Ironman has announced that Penticton, British Columbia, will host to the Subaru Ironman Canada triathlon in 2020, marking the return of one of the circuit’s longest former hosts. The Canadian city had hosted a full-distance Ironman triathlon from 1983–2012 and will again host the event when it returns August 30, 2020. In addition, Subaru will […]

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