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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)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry.   Saturday, February 6 NFL: Finally, A Pandemic Season Concludes With Super Bowl […]

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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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Muncie, Indiana, Awarded Full Ironman Triathlon

The Ironman Group will add a second 2021 race in Muncie, Indiana, announcing the debut of the full-distance Ironman Indiana triathlon to be staged October 2. The event will be a one-time race held in conjunction with the long-standing Ironman 70.3 Muncie. The announcement comes following the sellout of all 12 full-distance Ironman triathlons across […]

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Ironman Announces New Location in Michigan, Renews in Augusta

The Ironman Group has announced that Frankfort, Michigan, will serve as a multiyear host for the Ironman 70.3 Michigan triathlon, relocating from Traverse City. In addition, the company announced that its race in Augusta, Georgia—one of many that were canceled in 2020—would return through 2025. The Ironman 70.3 Michigan triathlon will be staged on September […]

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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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Ironman Group Sold to Advance Publications

The Wanda Sports Group has sold the Ironman Group, which includes the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Epic Series of mountain biking races, to Advance Publications. What in 1978 was one race in Hawaii, the Ironman Group now has more than 235 events in over 50 countries. As part […]

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Ironman Selects Sacramento for New Full-Distance Race

Sacramento, California, will be the latest new Ironman as the racing series and Visit Sacramento announced a full-distance Ironman to be held October 24, 2021. “We are thrilled to be continuing our relationship with the state of California by bringing a full-distance Ironman triathlon to Sacramento next year,” said Dave Christen, regional director for the […]

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Ironman Adds Race in Washington State

Maple Valley, Washington, will become the latest new Ironman host site, with the triathlon company announcing the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Washington for September 20, 2020. “We are thrilled to bring an Ironman 70.3 triathlon back to the state of Washington,” said Dave Christen, regional director for The Ironman Group. “Maple Valley, Washington will play host […]

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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Lands Ironman

In recent years, Ironman has been in acquisition mode. One of those purchases involved three former Rev3 races, including a 70.3 triathlon held in Williamsburg, Virginia. After fulfilling a commitment to hold the 2019 event in May, Ironman decided to shift the event to midsummer, something the colonial city’s already bustling summer tourism scene couldn’t […]

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