Ironman World Championship Will be Contested in Utah

The 2021 Ironman world championships will be held in Utah — not in Kona, Hawaii. The move could be a sign of things to come for the endurance brand.

Last month, the triathlon world descended upon St. George, Utah, for the first Ironman world championship event since 2019.

Top athletes arrived from over 80 countries to compete in a half-Ironman, also known as a 70.3 for the number of miles required: swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run a half marathon at 13.1 miles.

The race was competitive and local enthusiasm was electric. It was the type of event Andrew Messick, the chief executive of Ironman, had envisioned since the coronavirus

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