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Casting Submissions for 2022 “IRONMAN: Quest for Kona Fueled by Gatorade Endurance” Now Open

April 13, 2022
  • Season four of IRONMAN sports documentary series set to follow aspiring triathletes as they embark to qualify for the IRONMAN World Championship
  • Casting submissions open globally until April 29, 2022

TAMPA, Fla. (April 13, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/— IRONMAN announced today that after a two-year hiatus, IRONMAN®: Quest for Kona® fueled by Gatorade Endurance is returning for a new season and applications are now being accepted globally. The sports documentary series follows triathletes through their daily lives and the grind of training as they aspire to compete at the most iconic single-day endurance event, the IRONMAN® World Championship. Casting submissions are open now until 11:59 p.m. ET, April 29 by visiting, www.ironman.com/quest-for-kona.

The sports documentary television series will profile triathletes from around the world as they compete in IRONMAN and IRONMAN® 70.3® events. Throughout the series, athletes will evolve physically and emotionally as they pursue the goal of competing among the best in the world at the 2022 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship which takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i on Oct. 6 and 8, 2022.

“We are thrilled to bring back IRONMAN: Quest for Kona series in 2022 and introduce a new group of athletes who are willing to share their stories of dedication and perseverance in working toward their ultimate goal of making it to the 2022 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship triathlon,” said Julia Polloreno, Vice President of Content Production & Distribution for IRONMAN. “We believe that we are going to have yet another cast of remarkable competitors who are eager to share their extraordinary and awe-inspiring journey.”

IRONMAN: Quest for Kona fueled by Gatorade Endurance takes aspirational athletes and puts their mission front and center, inviting viewers to experience the personal highs and lows of each pursuit. Each episode will chart the journey of a Kona® event hopeful, capturing the breathtaking scenery, local culture and unique athletic challenges that each race setting presents. While not every athlete may ultimately gain entry to the IRONMAN World Championship, each will show that IRONMAN is about persevering, enduring, and being a part of something larger than themselves, while finding your personal finish line and proving that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE®.

Air dates and channels for each market will be released in the coming months.

For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. For media related inquiries, please contact press@ironman.com.

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About Gatorade Endurance
Gatorade Endurance, a division of The Gatorade Company under PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP), is a line of sports nutrition products created specifically to meet the demands of endurance athletes during longer, more intense training and racing. Grounded in years of hydration and sports nutrition research conducted by the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI), Gatorade Endurance products deliver the critical fluids and nutrients endurance athletes need during training and racing. For more information on Gatorade Endurance and other Gatorade products, please visit www.Gatorade.com.

IRONMAN World Championship
Since its inception in 1978 on the Island of O`ahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its name in history through stellar performances, inspirational participants and emotional memories. In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikīkī to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Island of Hawai`i where it continues to take place to this day. The race now sees over 2,500 athletes embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN World Champion. The most iconic one-day sporting event in the world is the culmination of 40 global IRONMAN events with over 94,000 athletes around the world striving for one of the coveted qualifying slots. The 2021 edition of the event will take place in St. George, Utah in May 2022, becoming the first location to host the event outside of Hawai`i since its origins in 1978. After a two-year hiatus from Kona due to COVID, the race will return to Kona and take place as a two-day event in October for the 2022 edition of the World Championship. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

About The IRONMAN Group
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance 
Advance is a private, family-held business that owns and invests in companies across media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.