Endurance Sportswire Names its Most Popular Press Releases and Industry News Items of 2019

January 2, 2020

San Diego, Calif. – As we embark on 2020, Endurance Sportswire has put together a list of its most viewed press releases and industry news items over the past year.


  1. Professional Triathletes Organisation Approaches Wanda Sports Board Proposing to Enter Into Discussions to Acquire IRONMAN® Business – The Professional Triathletes Organisation released a letter sent to the Board of Directors of Wanda Sports Group Company Limited on 20th September 2019 proposing to enter into discussions to acquire its IRONMAN® business. MORE
  2. Rugged Races Acquires RAM Racing and the Hot Chocolate 15K/5K Series – Rugged Races, a subsidiary of GateHouse Live and a New Media Investment Group company, announced it has acquired RAM Racing and its entire portfolio of events, including the Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K series. The Hot Chocolate series, which boasts eight of the top 100 races in the United States, will attract over 200,000 runners across twenty races in 2019.  MORE
  3. Calling All Super Heroes! DC Wonder Woman Run Series Expands Across the Country in 2019 – SON Events together with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC, announces the launch of the 2019 DC Wonder Woman Run Series, which will be held in as many as 10 cities across the United States and Canada. MORE
  4. RaceRaves announces Best Half Marathons in the U.S. – Leading online race finder and reviews community for runners RaceRaves published its guide to the best half marathons in every U.S. state. Winners were determined through an online poll conducted by RaceRaves from Sept 12 to Oct 13, 2019. MORE
  5. Running USA Releases 2019 U.S. Running Trends Report – The number of runners registering for organized races in the U.S. was down slightly in 2018, continuing a five-year gradual drawback of mass participation in recreational road racing. MORE
  6. Rugged Races Announces Acquisition of the Providence Marathon and Three Other Premier Endurance Events – Rugged Races announced it has acquired the Providence Marathon (RI), Santa Rosa Marathon (CA), Best Damn Race Half Marathon (Jacksonville, FL), and the Bicycling Magazine Fall Classic cycling event (Allentown, PA). MORE
  7. CoolEvents Files Suit Against Obstacle Racing Media, Seeks Damages – CoolEvents filed a lawsuit against Obstacle Racing Media seeking to recover damages due to false and misleading information regarding CoolEvents published on ORM’s website, blogs and social media channels. MORE
  8. EnMotive Continues its Rapid Growth Announcing Acquisition of J&A Racing’s Timing Services – EnMotive announces the acquisition of J&A Racing’s timing services expanding its services, solutions, and expertise to new and existing events in Virginia. Timing over 1 million athletes annually, EnMotive is the largest timing company in the U.S. MORE
  9. Wahoo Acquires Speedplay – Wahoo, the leader in connected fitness devices, has today announced its acquisition of Speedplay, the iconic pedal brand found on the bikes of athletes such as Tour de France winner Sir Bradley Wiggins, two-time Ironman World Champion Jan Frodeno, and two-time Time Trial World Champion Kristin Armstrong. MORE
  10. ACTIVE Network and RunSignup Collaborate to Meet the Emerging Needs of the Endurance Community – ACTIVE Network and RunSignup announced joint cooperation on a set of technology initiatives, which will make it easier for event organizers and timers that use both solutions to provide the best event experience possible. MORE


  1. Triathlon Magazine Canada – Triathlete caught cheating to serve a year’s sentence for harassing coach MORE
  2. New York Daily News – Runner who confessed to cheating in a half-marathon under suspicion again after Chicago race MORE
  3. Triathlete – What the Initial Ironman IPO Filing Tells Us MORE
  4. WalletHub – Fattest States in America MORE
  5. LetsRun – Nike, Alberto Salazar and Top Pros Respond To Mary Cain’s Allegations MORE
  6. Triathlete – Kona Bike Count: Did Cervélo Reign Again? MORE
  7. Crunchbase – After Cycling, Lance Armstrong Makes First Deal As A VC MORE
  8. Outside – The 50 Best Places to Work in 2019 MORE
  9. USA Today – Lance Armstrong ‘wouldn’t change a thing’ on doping before ‘most colossal meltdown’ MORE
  10. Footwear News – Nike’s Latest Running Sneaker Is Specifically Designed for Slow Runners MORE