Thomas Dieckhoff to Depart IRONMAN After Successful Tenure

December 17th, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. (Dec.17, 2015) – IRONMAN announced today that Thomas Dieckhoff will be leaving the company as of January 1, 2016 after a successful three years as Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN Europe, Middle East & Africa.

”I would like to thank all of my colleagues at IRONMAN for their great support during the last three years. Together we succeeded in driving business results and the image of IRONMAN in EMEA to new horizons. The brand and the IRONMAN EMEA organization are now efficiently established to continue their success as part of the Wanda Group as they help even more athletes enjoy the unique experiences that IRONMAN races offer,” said Dieckhoff.

“We thank Thomas for his years of service. EMEA has experienced incredible growth under his has leadership and we wish him all the best in his future,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN.

An announcement regarding new regional leadership will be forthcoming.

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