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Ironman Awards Des Moines with 2022 North American Championship

Des Moines, Iowa, has been selected as the latest full-distance Ironman triathlon host, with the full race being designated as the 2022 Ironman North American Championship. The competition will replace a previous 70.3 race in the city. The Certified Piedmontese Ironman North American Championship Des Moines will be held June 12, 2022, with general registration […]

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The new Lauridsen Skatepark will host the 2021 Dew Tour just weeks after its official opening. Photo: Courtesy of Dew Tour

Lauridsen Skatepark in Des Moines Bowls Over Dew Tour

Greg Edwards wasn’t sure how this site visit was going to go. As the new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, was under construction last winter, Dew Tour representatives came to see firsthand what would become the largest skatepark in the country. But winter being winter, the weather was not cooperating. “Here come all […]

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New U.S. Ironman Triathlon Names Finalist Cities

Four finalists have been selected to serve as potential hosts for a new Ironman triathlon: Des Moines, Iowa; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Memphis, Tennessee; and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event is expected to take place in late spring or early summer of 2020 and will be the first new, full-distance Ironman triathlon introduced in the United States since […]

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Yankton, South Dakota—population 15,000—has made a name on the international sports scene by hosting several World Archery events. Photo courtesy of World Archery
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Every two years, the parade of nations at the Olympic Games provides a strong testament to the power of sports to bring countries together—even those that don’t get along politically. Destinations across the United States are proving the same point on a smaller scale by welcoming international competitors and spectators. Not only do these events […]

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