The IRONMAN Pro Series Heads to Colorado for IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder on Saturday, June 8

June 4, 2024

- The seventh stop in the IRONMAN Pro Series™ will see some of the world’s top professional triathletes converge in Boulder, Colo. to fight for a piece of the $50,000 total event pro prize purse and a maximum of 2,500 points towards IRONMAN Pro Series Standings - Free Live coverage of Saturday’s event to be broadcast across multiple platforms for viewers around the world including proseries.ironman.com, Outside TV, DAZN and L'Equipe in France, among others


What: /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon

  • Boulder, Colo., known as the outdoor playground for endurance athletes, is set to host the seventh race of the IRONMAN Pro Series™.
  • Top professional triathletes from around the world will converge in Colorado to battle for a piece of the $50,000 total event pro prize purse.
  • IRONMAN Pro Series Panel to take place at 12:00 p.m. MT on Friday, June 7 located at the IRONMAN Village stage at the Boulder Reservoir, and is free and open to the public.
  • Free Live coverage of Saturday’s event to be broadcast in U.S. and Canada exclusively on Outside TV and for international audiences across multiple platforms, including proseries.ironman.com, DAZN, and L’Equipe in France.
  • Approximately 2,000 age-group athletes are registered to compete alongside the professionals on the same IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon course, looking to earn qualifying slots to the 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlon in Taupō, New Zealand, taking place on December 14 and 15, 2024.
  • The 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon will see athletes kick off their race with a counterclockwise 1.4-mile swim in the Boulder Reservoir before beginning the revamped 56-mile 2-loop bike course through the rolling hills in western Colorado. The 13.1-mile 2-loop run course takes athletes along the hard packed dirt roads of the Boulder Reservoir before finishing with the iconic Flatirons in the background.
Links: Live Broadcast (Coverage starts at 6:30 a.m. MT)


Who: Participants

  • The event will welcome over 2,000 registered participants from 24 countries, regions and territories, and 49 U.S. States
  • The top five countries represented are the United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil and Costa Rica.
  • The Top five U.S. States represented are Colorado, Texas, California, Utah, and Arizona
  • 18-year-old Tayla Martin from Holyoke, Colo. is the youngest female athlete racing
  • 18-year-old Patricio Paredes from Mexico is the youngest male athlete racing
  • 74-year-old Sandi Wiebe from Boulder, Colo. is the oldest female athlete racing
  • 80-year-old Ken Hola from Shoreview, Minn. is the oldest male athlete racing
  • Occupations include Airline Pilot, Attorney, Clergy, Dentist, Flight Attendant, Fire Fighter, Engineer, Healthcare Professional, Scientist, Musician, Lifeguard, and Writer.

Professional Participants

  • The Pro field consists of athletes representing 18 countries, regions, and territories and 22 US. States
  • Top Contenders in Boulder who have placed at the IRONMAN World Championship & IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship include:
    • Cameron Wurf (AUS)
      • 5th at the 2019 IRONMAN World Championship
    • Sam Appleton (AUS)
      • 4th at the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
  • Top Contenders ranked in the Top 20 of the IRONMAN Pro Series Standings


    • Erin Schenkels (CAN) – 12th


    • Matt Hanson (USA) – 1st
    • Chris Leiferman (USA) – 5th
    • Andre Lopes (BRA) – 8th
  • 19-year-old Braxton Bokos (USA) is the youngest Pro athlete competing
    • Braxton is a Boulder local who will be celebrating his 20th birthday on race day.
  • 47-year-old Brice Williams (USA) is the oldest Pro athlete competing
  • For a full look at the professional field of athletes, visit here
Schedule: Thursday, June 6

  • 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. Athlete Check-In – Boulder Reservoir
  • 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. IRONMAN Village Open – Boulder Reservoir

Friday, June 7

  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Athlete Check-In – Boulder Reservoir
  • 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. IRONMAN Village Open – Boulder Reservoir
  • 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mandatory Bike Check-In – Boulder Reservoir
  • 12 p.m. – Pro Panel – Boulder Reservoir – Free and Open to the public

Saturday, June 8 – Race Day

  • 4 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Athlete Shuttle Bus to/from Transition – Picks up at Kyndryl Boulder
  • 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.  Transition Area Open – Boulder Reservoir
  • 7:05 a.m. – Pro Race Start
  • 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.  IRONMAN Village & Official IRONMAN Store – Boulder Reservoir
  • 6 p.m. Awards Ceremony & 2024 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Slot Allocation/Rolldown Ceremony – Avery Brewery

*All times listed are local Mountain Time (MT).

Full event schedule can be found here.

What to Know: IRONMAN Pro Series

  • The inaugural year of the IRONMAN Pro Series, which was first announced in October of 2023, will see professional triathletes vie for the title of IRONMAN Pro Series Champion and their share of an incremental $1.7 million dollars paid at years end on top of individual event payout creating a total pro prize and bonus purse of nearly $6 million in 2024 season.
  • The series is contested over 20 designated races on 19 courses in the 2024 pro circuit, including a combination of six full-distance IRONMAN events and 10 IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons from around the globe in addition to the split location women’s and men’s 2024 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlons and two-day women’s and men’s VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlons.

Live Event Broadcast on Outside TV

  • Free Live coverage of Saturday’s event to be broadcast across multiple platforms for viewers around the world including proseries.ironman.com, Outside TV, DAZN and L’Equipe in France, among others.
  • Coverage will begin with a pre-race show at 6:30 a.m. MT that previews the pro field and course while also including exclusive interviews with triathlon personalities and other special guests. Live broadcast programming features all 20 IRONMAN Pro Series races globally throughout the year.
  • For information on the 2024 IRONMAN event broadcast, visit here.

Check It Out

  • The new IRONMAN Pro Series website has everything anyone needs to follow the new Series from broadcast, triathlete bios, race details, stats, plus the latest point standings, visit proseries.ironman.com.
  • For a look at the current overall standings for the IRONMAN Pro Series visit here: Standings – Page | IRONMAN Pro Series


  • Media interested in interviewing some of the top contenders participating in the IRONMAN Pro Series are encouraged to attend the pro athlete panel. The panel, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 12:00 p.m. MT on Friday, June 7th located at the stage inside the IRONMAN Village at the Boulder Reservoir. While this list is subject to change, the IRONMAN Pro Series Panel is expected to include:
Pro Women Pro Men
Lesley Smith (USA) Matt Hanson (USA)
Ellie Salthouse (AUS) Chris Leiferman (USA)
Batya Beard (USA) Trevor Foley (USA)
Jodie Stimpson (GBR) Andre Lopes (BRA)

IRONMAN Foundation IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder Giveback Specifics

  • This year, in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder, the IRONMAN Foundation is distributing over $16,500 in charitable giveback to local organizations within the Boulder region, bringing the total historical giveback to over $700,000.

Military Care Packages

  • The IRONMAN Foundation will assemble military care packages filled with hygiene products and snacks in IRONMAN Village. Athletes and guests can stop by the IRONMAN Foundation booth to pack a care package and write a personal and inspirational note.
  • Fifty military care boxes will be packed and distributed to Soldier’s Angels, a local military organization that provides resources and support for military families, veterans, and/or active-duty military. They will distribute the packages to Buckley Space Force Base for active-duty personnel.

Operation Gold Star

  • The IRONMAN Foundation’s Operation Gold Star program gives active-duty military and veterans the chance to team up and honor Gold Star Families by carrying an American flag during the run portion of select IRONMAN 70.3 events.
  • There will be two Operation Gold Stars racing in honor of our fallen soldiers and Gold Star Families in conjunction with IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder.
    • Airman First Class Jamiee Fougner
    • Sergeant Austin Hirschfield
  • Airman First Class Jamiee served four years as a Medic in the United States Airforce. She will carry the flag in honor of Air Force Captain Derek Argel who was killed on May 30, 2005 in the crash of an Iraqi Air Force aircraft during a mission.
  • Sergeant Austin Hirschfield served as a Cavalry Scout with both the 173rd Airborne Brigade and 101st Airborne Division while deploying to Afghanistan. Sergeant Austin also served with the 1006th Quartermaster Company as a Light Wheeled mechanic in the Reserves. He will carry the flag in honor of all fallen soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for us.
  • To learn more about the IRONMAN Foundation and donate visit www.ironmanfoundation.org.


Registration for media credentials to the upcoming 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder triathlon taking place on Saturday, June 8 is now available. Media interested in covering the event must register at the link below by Friday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. MT to be considered for media credentials.


CREDENTIAL REQUESTS ON RACE DAY WILL NOT BE APPROVED. Media who arrive on day of race without proper registration, will not be provided credentials or access to race venues.

Please visit, www.ironman.com/credential-requests to apply for credentials.

Media Contacts: press@ironman.com



About IRONMAN Pro Series

The IRONMAN Pro Series™ is a year-long performance-based world series that will see professional triathletes earn points at 20 select races in 19 locations globally to vie for the title of IRONMAN Pro Series Champion and a share of the lucrative USD $1.7 million year-end bonus prize pool. Athletes will also continue to battle for each individual event’s prize money equating to over USD $2.5 million and coveted world championship qualifying slots. The IRONMAN Pro Series will consist of six full-distance IRONMAN® triathlons and 10 half-distance IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlons in addition to the split location women’s and men’s VinFast IRONMAN World Championship triathlons and two-day women’s and men’s VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship triathlons. Open to approximately 1,000 eligible professional triathletes worldwide, the IRONMAN Pro Series will usher in a new era of IRONMAN racing where Every Second Matters™ with every second behind the race winner equating to a point earned or lost. Incorporating iconic distances, challenging courses, and stunning destinations, every IRONMAN Pro Series race will be broadcast live and free to a global audience. An additional 18 events throughout 2024 will also offer IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 professional racing and world championship qualifying opportunities, as well as over USD $1.6 million in prize money to create a total 2024 professional prize purse of nearly USD $6 million. For more information, visit proseries.ironman.com.

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, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, IRONKIDS®, World Triathlon Championship Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®, UTMB® World Series trail-running events including the Canyons Endurance Runs™ by UTMB®, Tarawera Ultra™ by UTMB® and Ultra-Trail Australia™ by UTMB®, Epic Series™ 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, providing participants the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Catering to the full athlete experience, the company portfolio also includes FulGaz® virtual cycling, the most realistic indoor riding experience connected fitness application aimed at preparing athletes for real-world events. 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, and Orkila Capital, a growth equity firm focused on building great brands. 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, and Pop. Together these operating companies employ more than 14,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Charter Communications, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.