Intermountain Healthcare Named Title Partner for The 2021 IRONMAN World Championship taking place in St. George, Utah on May 7, 2022
March 9, 2022
- Intermountain Healthcare will also serve as the title partner for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which returns to St. George, Utah, USA for the second consecutive year - Supersapiens to serve as title partner for 2022 IRONMAN World Championship taking place on October 6 & 8, 2022 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i
TAMPA, Fla. / ST. GEORGE, Utah (Mar. 9, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – IRONMAN today announced Intermountain Healthcare as title partner for the 2021 IRONMAN World Championship taking place in St. George, Utah on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Intermountain Healthcare will also carry the title sponsorship for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship which will be held in St. George, Utah on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, 2022. Supersapiens will now serve as the title partner for the 2022 IRONMAN World Championship that will take place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on Thursday and Saturday, Oct. 6 and 8, 2022.
Intermountain Healthcare named title sponsor of 2021 IRONMAN World Championship and 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlons taking place in St. George, Utah
Intermountain Healthcare is a not-for-profit system of 25 hospitals (including the “virtual” hospital), a Medical Group with more than 2,700 physicians and advanced practice clinicians in 225 clinics throughout Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. Intermountain Healthcare focuses on helping people live the healthiest lives possible and is widely recognized as a leader in clinical quality improvement and efficient healthcare delivery. In addition to serving as the title partner for the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship events, Intermountain Healthcare is the ‘Official Medical Partner’ and ‘Official Volunteer Partner’ for these events.
The 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission will bring together over 3,000 of the world’s best triathletes in St. George, Utah, on May 7, 2022. Professional triathletes will have the opportunity to claim a world championship title and a share of the $750,000 prize purse that goes with it.
St. George was selected as the first new host location of the IRONMAN World Championship outside of Hawai`i in 40-plus years based on its strong community support, challenging course, and experience hosting IRONMAN triathlons and other major events, including the successful completion of the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission.
“Intermountain Healthcare is proud to expand our partnership with IRONMAN to include the IRONMAN World Championship event, which truly represents the pinnacle of elite athletics,” said Marc Harrison, M.D, Intermountain Healthcare President and CEO. “As an IRONMAN competitor myself, I know the determination and grit it takes to compete in such a race. It’s the same energy our Intermountain caregivers put forward every day making healthier communities.”
Supersapiens takes over title partnership of two-day 2022 IRONMAN World Championship
On October 6 & 8, 2022, the IRONMAN World Championship moves back to Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i where it will take place over two days for the first time in the 40-plus year history of the pinnacle event and this time with Supersapiens as the title partner. With two days of racing, the 2022 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship is expected to see approximately 5,000 athletes total including an expanded women’s professional field of 50 athletes race on Thursday, October 6, and 50 professional men race on Saturday, October 8.
Supersapiens, powered by Abbott’s Glucose Sport Biosensor, delivers innovative insights around glucose data to help athletes to make informed nutrition decisions around training and recovery. Supersapiens is the first over-the-counter energy management system designed to visualize and understand the connection between glucose levels, energy, and performance.
Supersapiens launched to the public in September 2020 and the Supersapiens system, including the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor, allows athletes to automatically receive their glucose levels every minute to the Supersapiens app via Bluetooth. This data can be viewed on Supersapiens app or their groundbreaking wearable device, the Supersapiens Energy Band, which is the first and only performance wearable that is capable of reading glucose data directly from the Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor.
In addition to serving as the title partner for the 2022 IRONMAN World Championship, Supersapiens will be the ‘Official Real-Time Energy Management System Partner’.
“Since announcing our partnership with IRONMAN last year, we have been enlivened by the response from triathletes and their eagerness to include Supersapiens in their training programs. The interest and adoption by the IRONMAN community has been incredible and we are motivated to continue improving our relationship with all endurance athletes,” said Supersapiens founder and CEO, Phil Southerland. “We recognize that real-time glucose visibility and being able to make more informed fueling decisions helps triathletes master the fourth discipline of the sport. Recently, we released the Supersapiens Energy Band, which allows athletes to have minute-by-minute glucose data on their wrist or handlebars without needing to carry their phone. Together, we want to help athletes unlock the key to understanding their body and fundamentally change the way they approach energy management.”
For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. For more information and event details for the IRONMAN World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship. For more information and event details for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/im703-world-championship. Media related inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Intermountain Healthcare
Located in Utah, Idaho, and Nevada, Intermountain Healthcare is a nonprofit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, the Intermountain Medical Group with some 2,700 employed physicians and advanced care practitioners, a health plans division called SelectHealth, Homecare, and other health services. Helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in transforming healthcare by using evidence-based best practices to consistently deliver high-quality outcomes and sustainable costs.
Supersapiens is a human performance brand that develops innovative data insights that empower positive behavior change and unlock the key to better performance and recovery.
The Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is intended for athletes to measure their glucose levels. When used with a compatible product, the biosensor allows athletes to correlate their glucose levels and their athletic performance.
The Supersapiens system including the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is not intended for medical use and is not intended for use in screening, diagnosis, treatment, cure, mitigation, prevention, or monitoring of diseases, including diabetes. The Supersapiens system including the Abbott Libre Sense Glucose Sport Biosensor is not for sale in the U.S. For a full list of references and FAQs, please visit our Education Hub and Knowledge Base.
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.
IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
In 2006 the inaugural IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship was held in Clearwater, Florida becoming another test for the world’s elite triathletes. Since that auspicious beginning, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship has grown in stature and popularity moving first to Henderson, Nevada in 2011, where athletes encountered a more challenging terrain and then to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec—its first stop on the new “global rotation” for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. The event reached European soil for the first time ever in 2015, with Zell am See, Austria, hosting an epic and memorable event. In 2016, the race moved from the mountains to the beaches of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia. In 2017, the race returned to the United States, taking place in Chattanooga, Tennessee where it became a two-day event for the first time. In 2018, the event reached the African continent for the first time and was hosted in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa. Continuing the rotation, 2019 saw the French Riviera and Nice, France play host to the ever-growing IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event. After a year in which the event was not able to take place due to a global pandemic, the race returned in 2021 with over 3,500 athletes competing in St. George, Utah. The event will again take place in St. George, Utah, returning to a two-day format on October 28-29, 2022, before shifting to Lahti, Finland on August 26-27, 2023 and Taupō, New Zealand on December 14-15, 2024. Historically, more than 200,000 athletes have participated annually in a series of qualifying races, consisting of over 100 global events. Hosting more than 5,000 athletes from around the world, participants in the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship have ranged in age from 18 to 85-plus. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im703-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 Ultramarathon and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, and gravel racing like Gravel Epic®, 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.
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.