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Tulsa, Oklahoma adds IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon in 2023; Joins Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa Triathlon, Part of The Vinfast IRONMAN U.S. Series, for a Full Day of Racing

September 22, 2022

- Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Tulsa triathlon scheduled for Sunday, May 21, 2023; General registration is now open and can be accessed by visiting, www.ironman.com/im703-tulsa

TULSA, Okla. / TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 22, 2022) – IRONMAN announced today a new IRONMAN® 70.3® triathlon will be added in Tulsa, Okla. Providing for additional racing opportunities in the spring of 2023. The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Tulsa half-distance race will take place on Sunday, May 21 in conjunction with the full-distance Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN U.S. Series. General registration for 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Tulsa is open now and can be accessed by visiting, www.ironman.com/im703-tulsa.

“The demand we have seen for IRONMAN 70.3 racing around North America has been astounding and we are delighted to add an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon to compliment the popular full-distance IRONMAN event here in Tulsa,” said Eric Atnip, Regional Director for The IRONMAN Group. “This new event will offer an even more robust day of racing and create additional racing opportunities for athletes. Tulsa has proven itself to be both an exciting and popular destination for athletes and their support crews, so adding an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon to one of our popular communities with great local partners is something that just makes sense.”

Situated on the Arkansas River between the Osage Hills and the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state. Tulsa boasts a wide variety of attractions, including Gathering Place (the largest privately funded public park in the country), Philbrook and Gilcrease museums, the Tulsa Zoo, and the Oklahoma Aquarium. Visitors can also enjoy professional baseball and soccer at the downtown stadium, ONEOK Field. Tulsa is known as a barbeque town but also boasts James Beard award-winning seafood and internationally renowned craft beer. The city prides itself on offering big-city experiences in a completely different way: no huge crowds, no big attitudes, just plenty to do for you and your whole group.

“The addition of the IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon option this year will make our event even more enticing to both locals and out-of-towners who want to experience the Tulsa course,” said Renee McKenney, Senior Vice President of Tourism of Tulsa Regional Chamber and President of Tulsa Regional Tourism. “With the route showcasing Green Country from the serene Osage Hills to the bustling finish line in the heart of Tulsa, we are confident that athletes and spectators will have an experience they won’t forget.”

The IRONMAN 70.3 Tulsa triathlon will offer qualifying slots to the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place on August 26-27, 2023 in Lahti, Finland.

For more information on the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 Tulsa triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im703-tulsa. Athlete inquiries may be directed to tulsa@ironman.com. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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About Tulsa

Geographically, Tulsa sits at the crossroads of America. Metaphorically, it is the crossroads of America. From Art Deco masterpieces of the roaring ‘20s to miles of open road along Route 66 to three of the largest tribal nations in the country, northeast Oklahoma is a region with an authentically American heritage. It’s a destination for outdoors enthusiasts and adventure seekers, with thousands of miles of shoreline, the headquarters of USA BMX and the country’s largest privately funded public park, Gathering Place. As the home to a storied local music scene and the archives of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, Tulsa is quickly becoming the Americana capital of the world. Tulsa is a community that inspires. Find your inspiration at www.visittulsa.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, 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 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. 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. 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, Warner Bros. Discovery and Reddit. For more information visit www.advance.com.