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The Land of Endurance Daily Recap – Friday May 6, 2022

May 6, 2022

- Race week festivities conclude with bike and gear check-in and final event build-out before 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission

ST. GEORGE, Utah (May 6, 2022)/ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ –Race week festivities concluded today with bike and gear check-in and final event build out before race day for the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission in St. George, Utah. After a much anticipated two-year-plus wait, the countdown is less than 12 hours from the world’s most iconic single-day endurance event taking place on Saturday, May 7. The Land of Endurance Daily Recap pays homage to this year’s IRONMAN World Championship host location, recapping the last 24 hours of race week activities.

Gear Check-in

Excitement filled the air as athletes began to rack their bikes and check in their gear in preparation for race day. With race day just hours away, participants exchange discussions with their fellow athletes of projected split times, tips for nutrition to get them to the finish line, and overall expectations for the race as they put the finishing touches on their preparation for Saturday morning’s race.

Pre-Race Build-Out

The IRONMAN operations crew work non-stop to ensure build out of venues is ready for athletes and spectators in advance of Saturday’s race. The final touches are being put on the two transitions in addition to the sight that all athletes will look forward to on Saturday – the finishing chute and finish arch. With a truly unique look and feel, the IRONMAN World Championship finish line Arch is a sight to behold as more than 3,000 registered athletes pour everything they have into reaching it after their 140.6-mile journey.

Live Coverage of the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission

Live race coverage of the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN® World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission to be presented on the IRONMAN Now channels as well as nearly 10 hours of in-depth coverage on Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, this Saturday, May 7, 2022.

Key moments from the extensive live coverage will include*:

  • 04:50 a.m. – Live pre-race show begins, including athlete body marking
  • 06:15 a.m. – Race Start – Male Professionals
  • 06:20 a.m. – Race Start – Female Professionals
  • 1:55 p.m. – Estimated finish time for the male winner to come into downtown St. George and through the finishing arch
    • Coverage of the professional male podium to follow
  • 2:50 p.m. – Estimated finish time for the female winner to come into downtown St. George and through the finishing arch
    • Coverage of the professional female podium to follow
  • Post-Race Show
  • Live finish line camera for all the IRONMAN World Championship finishers

Photography

Imagery will be made available throughout race day from Getty Images from the IRONMAN World Championship for editorial use at LINK. Commercial use is strictly prohibited.

Tracking App

For live tracking, real-time results and instant tracking notifications, fans can follow both professional and age-group athletes on the IRONMAN Tracker app, available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Media Center

The 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission media center is located on the first floor of the Washington Country School District Building. The operating hours for race day are:

  • Saturday: 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. MDT (Sunday)

For more information about the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission event, please visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

For more information on the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 brands and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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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.

About Utah Sports Commission

The Utah Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image, and quality of life through the attraction, promotion, and development of national and international sports. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Sports Commission has attracted nearly 900 major events to the state. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities, and other related services. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for-profit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com and follow us on TwitterInstagram and Facebook.

About the 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.

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 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.