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The Land of Endurance Daily Recap – Wednesday, May 4, 2022

May 5, 2022

- Race week festivities for 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission continue with practice swim at Sand Hollow State Park, as well as IRONMAN Partner activations and Official IRONMAN Merchandise within the IRONMAN Village

ST. GEORGE, Utah /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Race week for the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission continues in St. George, Utah, bringing along a plethora of activities and events. After a much anticipated two-year-plus wait, the countdown continues to 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.

Practice Swim at Sand Hollow State Park

Unlike past IRONMAN World Championship events in Hawai`i where athletes experienced warm saltwater conditions, the cool freshwater lake of Sand Hollow State Park Reservoir will bring something new for the best triathletes in the world to combat. To help athletes get acclimated, the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission opened up a portion of the swim course to athletes for a practice swim on Wednesday. Athletes took advantage of the time to continue their final preparation for the world championship event by testing out the water as race day nears.

IRONMAN Village and Official Partners

The IRONMAN Village is the hub for the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission event week, serving as the location of the Official IRONMAN Merchandise Store, Official Partners booths, athlete check-in, transition areas, bike tech support and information tents. Limited edition 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission products designed by premier partners will be available to the public at the Official IRONMAN Merchandise Store located at Town Square Park. Divided into swim, bike and run zones, the store features technical products for training and racing, including the official triathlon kits, in addition to everyday lifestyle products for all to enjoy.

  • FulGaz & Wahoo – The IRONMAN World Championship bike course is now available on FulGaz for use on indoor trainers here. Those visiting the FulGaz activation booth in the IRONMAN Village were provided with the ability to experience the course prior to race day by using Wahoo’s wide range of products.
  • HOKA – The recently released cobranded IRONMAN HOKA Mach 4 running shoe with its fun pattern has been a big hit inside the IRONMAN Merchandise store, where a full line of IRONMAN – HOKA cobranded products and additional styles of HOKA’s are available.
  • ROKA – The recently announced expanded IRONMAN partnership with ROKA is on full display at the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission. Sunny skies and cooler water temps have made ROKA’s line of eyewear and wetsuits a very popular

Official IRONMAN Merchandise Store hours of operations can be found on the event schedule listed on the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission schedule of events page.

Looking Forward

The 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission week of events continues Thursday, May 5. at 7:00 a.m. with the Land of Endurance Fun Run, the pre-race professional press conference, and the Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN World Championship presented Utah Sports Commission Welcome Banquet.

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 are:

  • Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. MDT
  • Saturday: 5:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. MDT

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 may contact 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)6 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.