KUSA - It was a week-long rumor: IRONMAN wanted a full-distance triathlon in Boulder and were aiming for an August 2014 date. That rumor is now official: The IRONMAN Boulder triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 3, 2014.
"Boulder is a great triathlon city and IRONMAN has a rich history here through our IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder event and our partnerships with several Boulder based companies like Newton Running and TrainingPeaks," said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "We are excited to bring an IRONMAN triathlon to this amazing city and to continue to help advance the sport here."
"Boulder is the training ground for both past and present world champion triathletes," said Dave Christen, Race Director for IRONMAN Boulder. "Because of its proximity to Denver, Boulder is the ideal Rocky Mountain region addition to the IRONMAN triathlon national calendar. The city is already buzzing about the event."
IRONMAN Boulder will be the 10th full-distance IRONMAN in the U.S. Over 3,000 professional and amatuer athletes will swims 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles on a course that covers a variety of Boulder's scenic areas.
The race will start with a single loop 2.4 mile swim at the Boulder Reservoir, which also hosts the first of two transition areas. The bike course will head north of Boulder onto a single 112 mile bike loop that includes Carter Lake. The second transition will be at Boulder High School just two blocks away from downtown Boulder. The two-loop, 26.2-mile run course will be entirely on the Boulder Creek Trail. The finish line will be on the famous Pearl Street Mall.
IRONMAN Boulder will have a $75,000 USD professional prize purse. Additionally, the race will offer 50 age-group slots to the 2014 IRONMAN World Championship on October, 11, 2014 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
Registration for IRONMAN Boulder will open at 10 a.m. MST on Wednesday, July 17th at www.ironman.com/boulder. For more information on the IRONMAN® brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Athlete inquiries may be directed to email@example.com.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder will take place June 15, 2014 and the Boulder Peak will be July 13, 2014.
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