Tag Archives: Ironman

Ironman announces agreement to acquire Perskindol Swiss Epic mountain bike race

PSE_2017_apix_etape_4-005-Pano

ZUG/FRANKFURT//TAMPA (September 16, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC mountain-bike stage race. Staged annually since 2014 in Valais in the picturesque Swiss Alps, the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC has quickly gained a cult following as Europe’s premier mountain bike event, drawing more than 500 professional ...

Read More »

IRONMAN Continues Major Investment into Mountain Bike Events

History is made as Rozalia Kubwana and Alisha Myers finish the final stage (stage 7) of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Stellenbosch to Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, South Africa on the 24 March 2013

Photo by Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

CAPE TOWN, South Africa/TAMPA, Fla. (August 18, 2016) – IRONMAN announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire the highly regarded Cape Epic® mountain bike race in South Africa. In addition to operating The Motatapu and The Pioneer multiple stage mountain bike races in New Zealand, the purchase of Cape Epic marks IRONMAN’s biggest step into the mountain biking market, as they ...

Read More »

High5 fuels endurance sports in South Africa

Standard Bank IRONMAN 70.3 South Africa

High5 Sports Nutrition has confirmed its commitment to promoting endurance sports in South Africa with the announcement of two new sponsorship agreements. The brand has signed a three-year deal as official on-course nutrition partner for all IRONMAN events in South Africa and will also supply the nutritional needs of the Kargo Pro mountain biking team. High5 brand manager Gareth Taylor ...

Read More »

Chinese Conglomerate Acquires Ironman For $650 Million

Age groupers compete in the 2014 Ironman World Championship. Photo: Endurapix

Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. (“Wanda Group”), one of the leading Chinese private conglomerates, has reached an agreement to acquire 100% of Ironman for an equity value of approximately $650 million from Providence Equity Partners. Read the complete announcement from Ironman below and check back to Triathlete.com as we follow up on this developing story: As part of the transaction, Wanda ...

Read More »

50 Iron-Distance Triathlons, 50 States, 50 Days

Lawrence concluded his 50-day journey in his home state of Utah. Photo: Susan Lacke

This article was published by: http://triathlon.competitor.com James Lawrence has crossed his final finish line. James Lawrence emerged from the waters of Wallsburg Bay, shivering and disoriented. “I can’t do this anymore,” he cried. “You don’t have to,” responded one of his friends as he engulfed Lawrence in a blanket and a bear hug. “This is your last swim.” Lawrence mustered a ...

Read More »

Standard Bank Ironman 2015 – Managing the fear!

IM-Managing-the-fear copy

Any Ironman is scary, and Standard Bank Ironman 2015 will be as well. Period. You know your body will experience pain way above and beyond what it is used to. First on any athlete’s mind is: will I be the best I can be on race day? The other nagging fear is: how will my day unfold? Will there be ...

Read More »

Ironman SA 2015 – Some questions you can ask yourself!

IM-2015-Questions-BannerF

Ironman is a beast and you beat it down with months of dedication, training and top end gear. The reality is that a myriad of small things can rob you of the opportunity to kill the beast on race day. Getting your fitness in place takes centre stage during the months of preparation, and smaller issues that can cause devastation on race day sometimes ...

Read More »

The power of Kyle Buckingham

111016-largest_KyleBuckinghamPower1

South African Kyle Buckingham was the fastest age grouper in Kona in 2013 and returned this year as a Pro to this big race. Many folks wonder what it would be like, and Kyle actually experienced it. Here now is a power data comparison of those 2 events courtesy of Training Peaks and Andrew Johnson – Power Analyst and Content Manager for ...

Read More »