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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. 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.   WNBA: COVID Already Affecting Season Within Weeks of Tipoff Posted: Tuesday, May […]

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Right in the middle of St. George's downtown is recognition of the city's Ironman legacy which will be enhanced with this weekend's World Championship. Photo by Matt Traub/SportsTravel

St. George Ready for Unique Ironman World Championship

When St. George hosted the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, it was the latest in a successful partnership between the event organizer and the rust-colored destination in Southern Utah that started in 2010 with an annual event. Then the relationship took an even deeper turn. When Ironman found out that it would not be able […]

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Ironman Announces 70.3 Triathlon in Augusta, Maine

The Ironman Group has announced that Augusta, Maine, will host the Ironman 70.3 Maine in 2022, with the event scheduled for July 31. “Ironman 70.3 Maine has been an athlete favorite for the same reasons people love to come to Maine in the summer. This charming capital city will offer athletes that perfect Maine experience,” […]

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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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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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Ironman Adds Full Race to Waco, Texas, Event

Ironman has awarded Waco, Texas, a full-distance triathlon to complement an earlier announced 70.3 race in October. The inaugural Ironman Waco will be staged October 23, 2021, followed by the Ironman 70.3 Waco triathlon on October 24. “The demand we have seen for the full-distance triathlons since the beginning of the year is just astounding […]

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