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IRONMAN Coeur D’alene Triathlon Returns to Idaho in 2023

June 23, 2022

Popular pacific northwestern full distance IRONMAN event scheduled for June 25, 2023 taking the place of half distance IRONMAN 70.3 event; General Registration to open July 4, 2022

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho / TAMPA, Fla. (June 23, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The IRONMAN Group, announced today that the stunning city of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho will once again play host to a full-distance IRONMAN® triathlon on Sunday, June 26, 2023, as part of a unanimous vote in Tuesday’s City of Coeur d’Alene council meeting.

“We are so thrilled to see such an appetite for full distance triathlon racing in Coeur d’Alene,” said Tim Brosious, Northwest Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “With the longstanding history Coeur d’Alene has built within the triathlon community over the years, we know our athletes will be excited to once again race 140.6 miles across Northern Idaho’s best terrain on offer.”

The 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene triathlon course will mirror characteristics of the half-distance IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon. Athletes will begin with a 2.4-mile double-loop swim in the breathtaking Lake Coeur d’Alene. The 112-mile double-loop bike course will take athletes alongside Lake Coeur d’Alene and through a beautiful northern Idaho with sweeping mountain views before a transition at City Park. Athletes will cap off the race day with a multi-loop run course through McEuen Park to a vibrant finish downtown on Sherman Ave.

“We are super excited to host a full distance IRONMAN® race in Coeur d’Alene again next year! After talking to our IRONMAN team and athletes over the past year it has been clear that there is a strong desire for another full distance race here,” said Britt Bachtel-Browning, Vice President of North Idaho Sports Commission. “The past few years of the pandemic has produced a huge pent-up demand to race, and Coeur d’Alene just hits it out of the park in terms of where people want to race and bring their families to visit. This event really brings out the best in people. From the volunteers who give their hearts to support and encourage athletes, to the City personnel and IRONMAN staff who are dedicated to keeping everyone safe, to the joy of an IRONKIDS® race with hundreds of little ones beaming with pride after earning their medal, to the athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds who push themselves to achieve something great. As an IRONMAN finisher myself, I can’t tell you how many times when faced with a challenge, I remind myself ‘You did an IRONMAN triathlon! You can do anything!’ Needless to say, I am excited! I deeply cherish our relationship with IRONMAN, and I’m honored to have another year of IRONMAN and all that it brings!”

Coeur d’Alene and its neighboring areas are surrounded by dozens of lakes left behind by the glaciers from the ice age. There are more than 55 lakes within easy driving distance of Coeur d’Alene, but none more scenic and full of activities than Lake Coeur d’Alene itself. The perfect place to go on vacation and experience numerous outdoor activities, the area will continue to offer both participants and their families an amazing scenic race destination. With the spectacular North Idaho sunsets and moonrises, the plunge of an osprey after a fish, and the glowing lights of downtown Coeur d’Alene reflecting across Lake Coeur d’Alene waters at night, it is a magical location that will surely please.

General registration for the 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene triathlon will open on July 4, 2022, by visiting www.ironman.com/im-coeur-dalene. The 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene will offer qualifying slots to the 2023 IRONMAN World Championship® in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.

For more information on the 2023 IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene triathlon visit www.ironman.com/im-coeur-dalene. For more information about this weekend’s 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Coeur d’Alene triathlon visit www.ironman.com/im703-coeur-dalene. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com. Press may contact press@ironman.com.

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The North Idaho Sports Commission, a 501(c)(3), is instrumental in bringing sporting events such as IRONKIDS, IRONMAN 70.3, and IRONMAN races to Coeur d’Alene with the collaboration and support of community partners. Through The IRONMAN Group’s IRONKIDS race series, NISC seeks to build positive experiences and self-esteem in children and youth through the power of sport. These events show, through the power of participation, helpful ways to reduce stress and improve physical and mental well-being in addition to fostering inclusiveness, empathy, and problem solving. Additionally, we support events and programs that promote and support health and well-being for the whole family while showing the power of strong role models.

Going forward, the NISC is committed to organizing, supporting, and promoting a variety of outdoor sporting events in which the whole community can participate, no matter your age.

For more information on the North Idaho Sports Commission find us at www.nisportscommission.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NorthIdahoSports/ and www.facebook.com/friendsofironmancda/

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 City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events including Haute Route®, 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.

About Advance 

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.