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Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Sam Carr and Boulder, Colorado’s Maggie Rusch Victorious at Second Edition Of Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa Triathlon

May 22, 2022

Athletes from around the world converged in Tulsa for the Oklahoma’s only full-distance IRONMAN triathlon

TULSA, Okla. (May 22, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Northeastern Oklahoma provided a stunning backdrop for the second edition of the Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN triathlon on Sunday, May 22. Athletes from around the world started the Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN triathlon, it was local Tulsa, Okla. athlete Sam Carr from the M25-29 age group earning the hard fought hometown victory with a time of 9:29:59. In the women’s race, Maggie Rusch, from Boulder, Colo. in the F35-39 age group taking top honors with an overall finishing time of 10:03:45.

Full results for the 2022 Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im-tulsa-results.

The 2022 Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa led athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run through Tulsa and the surrounding areas. The swim took place in Keystone Lake located at Keystone State Park near Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Once out of the water, athletes took off onto the 112-mile bike, a point-to-point course starting at Keystone Lake and taking athletes through some of Tulsa’s most scenic areas, including portions of both Osage and Tulsa County. Athletes had the opportunity to ride portions of the Osage Hills and experience the lush green terrain that make up the “Green Country” of northeastern Oklahoma. Athletes finish the bike portion in downtown Tulsa at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus. Closing out their 140.6-mile journey, athletes made their way through scenic, historic and vibrant downtown Tulsa to Route 66 where it connects to the River Parks Trail System. Runners experienced a flat and fast run course with views of the Arkansas River as they made their way past Tulsa’s Gathering Place and back downtown to finish at the beautiful Guthrie Green. The 2022 Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa offered 45 age-group qualifying slots to the 2022 Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship® in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i taking place on Oct. 6 & 8, 2022.

IRONMAN will return to Tulsa on May 21, 2023. General registration for the 2023 event will open on May 30, 2022 and can be accessed by visiting www.ironman.com/im-tulsa.

For more information on the Certified Piedmontese Beef IRONMAN Tulsa triathlon visit www.ironman.com/im-tulsa. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media related inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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