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After Barry Siff gave the news to Triathlete.com on Wednesday, the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) has confirmed today that Ironman Boulder will go forward with the first race taking place Sunday, Aug. 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 in the press release. “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.”
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 and will provide athletes and spectators alike an incredible completion to the race.
Registration opens July 17. Learn more at Ironman.com/Boulder.
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