IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship to return to Cairns in 2024

March 1, 2024

/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Cairns Airport IRONMAN Cairns team is pleased to announce that the event is set to host the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in 2024.

The 2024 event returns to Cairns on Sunday 16 June, with athletes from across Australia and around the world to test themselves on the stunning course.

Athletes across all age-groups will be racing for Asia-Pacific Championship titles, with the regional championship also an added incentive for the top professional athletes in the sport to head to Australia.

As well as being the Asia-Pacific Championship in 2024, IRONMAN Cairns is a part of the brand-new IRONMAN Pro Series, which will see top professional athletes go head-to-head across at events around the world.

The IRONMAN Pro Series will see athletes racing for a US$1.7million season ending bonus pool, with each event broadcast to triathlon fans around the world, including June’s IRONMAN Cairns. Professionals racing at IRONMAN Cairns will also race for a share of a US$150,000 prize purse, on top of the season ending amount.

Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Oceania for The IRONMAN Group, said that the team was excited to be hosting the IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship in Cairns again this year.

“IRONMAN Cairns is the race in paradise, and we love bringing athletes from around the world to the region each year, allowing them to experience an incredible race in an outstanding location,” said Meyer. “By hosting the Asia-Pacific Championship again this year athletes will be racing for a key regional championship, bringing additional prestige to an event that is already held in such high regard.

“With this year’s event also being a part of the inaugural IRONMAN Pro Series, we look forward to welcoming additional professionals to Cairns, and showcasing this event to a global audience,” he said.

For more information on the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns visit: https://www.ironman.com/im-cairns

The Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.


Craig Heydon
Public Relations & Media Director, The IRONMAN Group Oceania
Mob: 0402 318 918

Ruth Bowerman
Media Executive, The IRONMAN Group Oceania
M: (+64) 21 209 6978

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