Top ranked clubs from all over North, South and Central America to compete in inaugural event
TAMPA, Fla. (Aug. 24, 2017) – Building upon the success of the global TriClub program, IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today the expansion of the Regional TriClub Championship Series with the addition of the IRONMAN® 70.3® Latin America TriClub Championship. The inaugural championship event will be hosted at the IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos triathlon in Los Cabos, Mexico, slated for the fall in 2018.
With the new IRONMAN® 70.3® Latin America TriClub Championship, combined with the IRONMAN 70.3 North American TriClub Championship which will be held at IRONMAN 70.3 Florida on April, 2018, top-ranked clubs throughout the Americas will now have the opportunity to compete in a championship event. Special awards will be offered to clubs that field teams to compete in both events.
The Regional TriClub Championship series was launched in 2014 with the Asia-Pacific TriClub Championship taking place at IRONMAN Australia. In September 2015, the inaugural European TriClub Championship took place at IRONMAN 70.3 Pula, Croatia. With the addition of the Latin American TriClub Championship in Los Cabos, clubs from most regions around the world will now have the opportunity to compete against each other at a Regional Championship event.
The IRONMAN TriClub program has grown to host approximately 3,400 active clubs and, of these clubs, more than half are from North and Latin America and represent over 175,000 athletes.
Introduced in 2012, the IRONMAN TriClub Program was designed to help triathlon clubs drive membership, provide networking opportunities and create a sense of friendly competition. Throughout the year, participating clubs earn points every time their athletes cross an IRONMAN® or IRONMAN 70.3®finish line. Each club is assigned to a division based on the club’s membership size. The club in each division that accumulates the greatest number of points by the end of the calendar year receives the title of IRONMAN TriClub World Champion.
For more information about the IRONMAN Latin American TriClub Championship, visit www.ironman.com/loscabos70.3. For more information about the IRONMAN TriClub Program, go to www.ironman.com/triclubs. Inquiries about the program may be directed to email@example.com. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Media may contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, International Triathlon Union World Triathlon Series races, road cycling events including the UCI Velothon Majors Series, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic, premier marathons including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and other multisport races. IRONMAN’s events, together with all other Wanda Sports Holdings events, provide more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. The iconic IRONMAN ® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 200 events across 50 countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
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