Endurance Sportswire Names its Most Popular Press Releases and Industry News Items of 2018

January 3, 2019

San Diego, Calif. – January 3, 2019 – As we embark on 2019, Endurance Sportswire has put together a list of its most viewed press releases and industry news items over the past year.


  1. New Ownership Announced for Carlsbad 5000– Groundwork Endurance, LLC acquired the iconic Carlsbad 5000 road race from IRONMAN. Under the leadership of local runners, including U.S Olympian Meb Keflezighi, Groundwork Endurance welcome participants to Carlsbad, CA April 6-7, 2019 for the 34th annual Carlsbad 5000. MORE
  2. IRONMAN Announces Acquisition of Three Events From Revolution3 Triathlon– IRONMAN announced it acquired three races from Revolution3 Triathlon (Rev3Tri). IRONMAN® will now own and operate IRONMAN® 70.3®Connecticut, formerly Rev3 Quassy, IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia, formerly Rev3 Williamsburg and IRONMAN 70.3 Maine, which was a previously licensed event. MORE
  3. The Biggest Pet Peeve of Runners Revealed (And It’s Not People Getting in Their Way)– At the end of 2017 Running Shoes Guru put together their first annual reader survey which was completed by 2,574 runners. It highlighted the things that runners hate most, and the differences between male and female runners. MORE
  4. 3X Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae Returns to Racing– Mirinda Carfrae released her 2018 race schedule, along with a new YouTube channel sharing a look into the lives of Carfrae, husband and fellow pro Tim O’Donnell, and six-month-old daughter Isabelle. MORE
  5. RAM Racing CEO Buys Back Shares Of Company From Chicago Capital Partners– RAM Racing, the nation’s premier producer of stellar running and endurance events throughout the United States and around the world, announced today that Steve Ginsburg, the Company’s chief executive officer, has entered into an Agreement with Chicago Capital Partners (CCP) to re-acquire majority control of the business that CCP acquired in 2011. MORE
  6. PLAYTRI Acquires Endurance House International LLC– PLAYTRI Franchising LLC acquired Endurance House International LLC. This acquisition combined two powerhouses in the world of triathlon retailing into the largest chain of triathlon-focused retail locations in the nation, with 18 locations in nine states. MORE
  7. Illinois Marathon Achieves 654% Increase in Revenue Driven By imATHLETE Pricing Strategy– After two years of limited growth in the event, imATHLETE did a deep analysis of multiyear registration trends, consumer behavior, and historic pricing for the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon and made a recommendation that resulted in 654% year-over-year increase in revenue and registrations in its first two weeks. MORE
  8. Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series and Sportstats choose race|result bibs and timing technology– Sportstats, the timing company for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series, is proud to announce its commitment to using race|result bib numbers and timing technology at all US Rock ‘n’ Roll events over the next three years. MORE
  9. Road Race Management Releases Race Director Compensation Survey Results– Road Race Management released the results of its bi-annual Race Directors’ Compensation survey. While not a dismal picture by any means, it does portend income challenges for the profession. MORE
  10. VF Corporation Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Altra®, an Athletic and Performance-Based Lifestyle Footwear Brand, From ICON Health and Fitness– ICON Health & Fitness launched the Altra® brand in 2011. It is sold in 55 countries through more than 1,600 specialty retail locations and a branded e-commerce platform. On a trailing 12-month basis, the Altra® brand generated approximately $50 million of revenue. MORE


  1. Forbes – How This Company Used Instagram Marketing To Become A Leading Fitness Brand MORE
  2. NBC – Another marathon cancellation infuriates runners MORE
  3. Outside – Peloton Is Going Big—or About to Bust MORE
  4. Triathlon Magazine Canada – Strava catches triathlete red-handed MORE
  5. Los Angeles Times – ‘Just Do It’: The surprising and morbid origin story of Nike’s slogan MORE
  6. Cycling Weekly – Sir Bradley Wiggins’ comments on Lance Armstrong ‘unbelievable,’ says UCI president MORE
  7. velonews – Armstrong: Uber investment saved him; Weisel hasn’t been honest MORE
  8. Triathlete Magazine – Why the Breck Epic Said No to Ironman MORE
  9. Sport Business – Virgin Sport scales back plans as CEO exits MORE
  10. Triathlete Magazine – This Triathlete Saw 18 Doctors for Breathing Issues Before Receiving a Proper Diagnosis MORE