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Lombok, Indonesia to host new IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon

December 17, 2019

Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia triathlon schedule for Saturday, July 4, 2020

Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia triathlon schedule for Saturday, July 4, 2020

JAKARTA, Indonesia / TAMPA, Fla. (December 17, 2019) – The IRONMAN Group, a Wanda Sports Group company (Nasdaq: WSG), along with Indonesia Sports & Events Management Company (ISM) announced today the IRONMAN®70.3® Lombok triathlon which will debut on Saturday, July 4, 2020, on the West Coast of Lombok, Indonesia. General registration for the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia will open today, Tuesday December 17, 2019, with early bird rates available on www.ironman.com/im703-lombok.

“We are thrilled to introduce IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia as the newest race in the Asia race calendar,” said Geoff Meyer, Managing Director of Asia for The IRONMAN Group. “This is yet another milestone for us as we continue to see an increase in the number of Asia athletes. Lombok, Indonesia not only offers a scenic and challenging course for athletes to race, but also a perfect post-race holiday destination for them and their loved ones. We can’t wait to see what this race has to offer!”

Renowned for its pristine beaches and untouched scenery, Lombok is an island in West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia, which forms part of the chain of the Lesser Sunda Islands. It also shares cultural heritage to its popular neighbouring island to the west, Bali. Getting to Lombok, Indonesia is becoming increasingly accessible with flight options from various locations.

“I am very proud to bring IRONMAN70.3 to Lombok, Indonesia in 2020 and beyond,” said Arie Sukirno, Director of ISM. “It is a challenge I accept, and vow to source everything possible locally in terms of logistics, train as many people as we can to take the torch in the future, and to sensibly manage this event for a smooth and successful outcome for everyone.  As IRONMAN slogan says, anything is possible. At ISM, we will make it happen in Lombok.”

The venue of the IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia is concentrated in the village of Mangsit, only minutes north of the tourist town of Senggigi and a few kilometers away from the capital city of West Nusa Tenggara, Mataram. The village of Mangsit offers a quaint contained village of activities for facilities provided to the athletes and their families. All within walking distance, the official hotels are featured on the IRONMAN registration website page, offering value added stay packages for athletes and also extended stay packages for those who want to enjoy Lombok on an extended stay.

The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia triathlon will debut with a course which runs from the village of Mangsit in West Lombok to the town of Praya in Central Lombok.

Beginning and ending at Holiday Resort Lombok, the swim portion will consist of a single-loop 1.9km (1.2-mile) in the immaculate turquoise Bali sea with stunning views of the mountains. Athletes will then embark on a single-loop 90.1km (56-mile) bike course that goes along Raya Sengigi Road towards the City of Mataramand offers picturesque views of the Lombok coastline and the dense nature surrounding the famous Mount Rinjani. Athletes will continue Southeast along the flatter roads before making a U-turn prior to Lombok International Airport.

To complete the 113km (70.3-mile) journey, athletes will transition to the two-loop 21.1km (13.1-mile) run course. Athletes will exit T2 at Holiday Resort Lombok and run south towards the area of Senggigi. Athletes will experience a winding course with surreal views overlooking the Bali sea. A U-turn will be made within Senggigi before athletes run back towards Holiday Resort Lombok to complete their first lap. Upon completion of the second lap, athletes will enter the resort ground and finish directly alongside the beach in the lush and tropical gardens of the resort.

IRONMAN Village at Verve Beach Club is the center of entertainment activities for participants and fans of the triathlon. It is nestled between the official hotels of the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia. IRONMAN Village will also serve as the location of two concerts: July 3 features Lombok musicians and July 4 features the internationally acclaimed Indonesian band, Saharadja.

The 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia triathlon will offer 60 age-group qualifying slots to the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Taupõ, New Zealand on November 28-29, 2020.

On top of the individual category, 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia will offer a relay team option to provide first timers with an opportunity to be part of an IRONMAN 70.3 race.

For more information please visit www.ironman.com/im703-lombok. Athlete inquiries may be directed to [email protected]. Media related inquiries may be directed to [email protected].

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The host island of Lombok: The Lombok Governor, Dr H Zulkieflimansyah, SE, M Sc and the heads of departments of his administration are unanimous:  Lombok welcomes IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia in July 2020 with open arms and full collaboration.  All heads of departments from DepartemenKehubungan, Police, DepartemenKesehatan, Basarnas, Koni, and their affiliates have vouched support to the success of IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia. Each department under the office of the Governor of Lombok will be playing a key role in road and sea safety, road and signalization coordination, repairs and traffic flow, medic support, and offering road Marshalls for the safe and smooth running of the event.

The beautiful West Coast of Lombok will be featured in an exercise to not only support the economic recovery of Lombok since the 2018 earthquake, but rather to reinforce the launch for the future of its economic and touristic development.

About P.T. Indonesia Sports & Events Management Company (ISM)

P.T. Indonesia Sports & Events Management Company (ISM) is a newly formed company, joining veteran international sports events management and travel professionals.   ISM is a management company specializing in the production of large-scale sports related events, their logistics and their fringe events. Assembling experts in their fields, this management firm recognizes the need to contractually obtain expertise from around Indonesia and around the world.   Its projects are varied and solid, in order to present Indonesia’s best location with the best matching concepts and entertain locals and international participants and audiences alike.

This newly created entity is the brainchild of two seasoned travel and MICE organization experts, avid healthy lifestyle business owners who have surrounded themselves with a dream team of expertise.  Arie Sukirno brings over 20 years of adept organizing skills and knowledge and founded Bali Triathlon. Combined with Sugeng Suprianto’s Top Indonesia Holidays solid record, the core team is showing the best of Indonesia to the world.  The strong management team surrounding these two veteran professionals is world class to say the least, bringing F1, F1 Powerboat, Watercross Asia and other International events management experience to the mix.

ISM is promoting Indonesia’s most interesting venues from the furthest corners of the archipelago to the nearest, while developing talents and achieving sports events greatness.

ISM is the licensee for IRONMAN 70.3 Lombok, Indonesia, for 3 consecutive years, 2020, 2021, 2022.

PT ISM is founded in 2019, to start a new era of sports event management excellence.

About The IRONMAN Group

As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group 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®, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, 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 more than 235 events across 55+ countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

About Wanda Sports Group

Wanda Sports Group (Nasdaq: WSG) is a leading global sports events, media and marketing platform with a mission to unite people in sports and enable athletes and fans to live their passions and dreams. Through our businesses, including Infront and The IRONMAN Group, we have significant intellectual property rights, long-term relationships and broad execution capabilities, enabling us to deliver unrivalled sports event experiences, creating access to engaging content and building inclusive communities. We offer a comprehensive array of events, marketing and media services through three primary segments: Mass Participation, Spectator Sports and Digital, Production, Sports Solutions (DPSS). Our full-service platform creates value for our partners and clients as well as other stakeholders in the sports ecosystem, from rights owners, to brands and advertisers, and to fans and athletes. Headquartered in Beijing, China, Wanda Sports Group has more than 60 offices and 1,600 employees around the world.