February 23, 2021
Pocket Outdoor Media, home to 22 active lifestyle publications and several technology groups, raised $150 million in a Series B funding round led by Sequoia Heritage to fuel its recent acquisitions. Axios
February 15, 2021
CEO of IRONMAN Group Andrew Messick presented was an update on what customers can expect over the 2021 season on YouTube. Within the roughly five minute presentation, Messick admitted that, “many” of its races, “will be moved to later in the year.” Messick noted that Ironman Africa, Cape Epic, and...
January 25, 2021
Leading an active lifestyle is not enough to counter the negative effects of being overweight on heart health, according to new research challenging the idea that fitness is more important than weight in leading a healthy lifestyle, and prompting calls for policymakers to rethink health initiatives that prioritize physical activity...
January 7, 2021
Tokyo announced today that it would be transitioning into a Stage 4 shutdown. Despite a state of emergency being declared in Tokyo, the host city of the Olympic Games this summer, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has remained committed to making sure the games continue as scheduled. SwimSwam
January 7, 2021
A Florida judge on Thursday ended a proposed class suit accusing the company behind Ironman triathlons of not refunding fees for races canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, ruling that the "no refunds" clause of the participant contract is both clear and not unconscionable. Law360
January 4, 2021
Although a poll finding that a majority of the Japanese public oppose holding the Games in 2021, organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have announced that all 68 domestic sponsors have agreed in principle to extend their contracts for the delayed event. SportsPro
January 4, 2021
The Best of the Best: Endurance Sportswire Announces Its Most Popular Press Releases and Industry News Items of 2020
San Diego, Calif. – As we embark upon 2021, Endurance Sportswire has put together a list of its most viewed press releases and industry news items over the past year. Congratulations go to iFit. Thanks to SEO and a great news topic, the company's press release was opened 4,021 times....
November 19, 2020
Under the policy, a woman PTO Professional athlete shall be entitled to take up to 15 months of maternity leave, beginning from her pregnancy date and ending six months after birth. At the time of her pregnancy, the athlete’s PTO World Ranking will be fixed, and during her maternity leave...
July 8, 2020
A young South Korean triathlete has taken her own life after lodging a number of complaints over alleged abuse from her coaching staff. Read more on BBC.
June 24, 2020
Despite dropping infection rates in the region, organizers and city officials decided the risks of running a race with 50,000 participants were too high. Read more on the NY Times.
June 23, 2020
While IRONMAN athletes, supporters, and spectators make up a small portion of visitors each year, the Big Island—and Kailua-Kona in particular—have never been more desperate for triathletes to return for racing, training, and all the spending money that comes with that. For now, the town triathletes are looking to slowly jumpstart...
June 23, 2020
A new study of nutrition habits of mid-pack marathoners indicates that some consume diets that limit their performance, and may increase their cardiac risks. Results show that faster marathoners took in significantly more calories and fats—eating more nuts, seeds, fruits and vegetables—than slower marathoners. Read more on Podium Runner.
April 22, 2020
Endurance Sportswire is providing timely and pertinent articles and news updates specific to coronavirus and the running, cycling and triathlon industries. NEWS UPDATES 4/22 USOPC to cut up to 20%, says no Olympic games would be ‘devastating’. Read more on HERE. NEWS UPDATES 4/21 USA Track and Field lays off 7;...
March 17, 2020
As novel coronavirus fears have essentially shut down daily life in many areas and forced sports leagues around the globe to cancel play and suspend operations, the International Olympic Committee has been resolute in its insistence that this summer’s Tokyo Olympics will be held on schedule. But even as IOC President Thomas...
February 17, 2020
Wanda Sports Group Co. is considering selling the Ironman triathlon business it bought in 2015, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, part of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin’s conglomerate, is working with an adviser and has held discussions with some private-equity buyers that expressed interest in the business according to...
February 11, 2020
As triathlon approaches five years of working toward gender parity, how much has changed? Check out his piece on Triathlete that discusses what notable steps have been taken in the last five years to reduce gender disparity and grow women’s participation in triathlon, as well as where we are still missing...
February 6, 2020
Sports Illustrated ranked the best-conditioned male and female athletes in the world, consulting trainers, exercise physiologists and performance experts with experience across the college, pro and Olympic levels of sports to evaluate athletes on the following criteria: performances over the last 12 months; demands and risks of their respective sports; durability; training regimens...