2021 IRONMAN Intermountain Healthcare World Championship Presented by the Utah Sports Commission Documentary Special airs on NBC and Peacock, July 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET

July 21, 2022

Special documentary highlighting historic victories and inspiring athletes from the 2021 IRONMAN Intermountain Healthcare World Championship presented by the Utah Sports Commission, St. George, Utah

TAMPA, Florida. (July 21, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – A special documentary highlighting the 2021 IRONMAN Intermountain Healthcare® The World Championship Presented by the Utah Athletic Commission will premiere Saturday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC, PeacockNBC Sports app and NBCSports.com/Live. The IRONMAN World Championship special will chronicle the triathlon’s signature event, which for the first time in its history took place outside of Hawaii, on May 7, 2022, in St. George, Utah.

The special documentary will chronicle what has become the world’s most iconic one-day endurance event, as well as the stories of professional and inspiring age group athletes competing in the prestigious triathlon. The special documentary will also be available worldwide on the IRONMAN YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/ironmantriathlon following its broadcast on NBC.

Since its inception in 1978, the IRONMAN World Championship Triathlon has demonstrated not only the unrivaled physical ability and enduring motivation of the world’s best endurance athletes, but also some of the most inspiring and impactful stories of perseverance and resilience in the world. age group. ordinary athletes and individuals who compete alongside them.

Some of the features of the 2021 IRONMAN Intermountain Healthcare World Championship presented by the Utah Athletic Commission Special include:

  • Two young Norwegians at the pinnacle of sport, Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt and reigning IRONMAN® 70.3® World champion Gustav Idenlooking to battle it out for world championship supremacy.
  • Two high-profile Americans, rising stars and Utah residents Skye Moench and the seasoned pro Heather Jackson seek to put their names in the history books on American soil.
  • After a stretch of unknown shape, Daniela Ryf seeks to regain glory and conquer his fifth IRONMAN World Championship title.
  • Australian Renee Kiley who smoked a pack a day and didn’t exercise, shares how she changed her life to first become an elite amateur triathlete and eventually make it to the pro field and the pro world championship starting line IRONMAN.
  • Jonathan Courchene, Sagkeeng First Nations community in Manitoba, Canada, is a Certified School Clinician in many First Nations schools in his province who races to raise suicide awareness among Indigenous people and to inspire his students and community, helping them achieve the IRONMAN Athlete inside of them all.

The 2021 IRONMAN Intermountain Healthcare World Championship Special Presented by the Utah Athletic Commission was filmed and produced by the IRONMAN Group Production Team.

Since the first IRONMAN World Championship documentary special in 1991, the show has garnered 68 Sports Emmy nominations and 16 Sports Emmy Award wins.

For more information on the IRONMAN World Championship, please visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and the global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media can contact press@ironman.com.

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About Intermountain Healthcare

Located in Utah, Idaho and Nevada, Intermountain Health Care is a non-profit system of 25 hospitals, 225 clinics, the Intermountain Medical Group with some 2,700 physicians and advanced care practitioners employed, a division of health plans called Select Health, Home Care, and other health services. By helping people live the healthiest lives possible, Intermountain is committed to improving community health and is widely recognized as a leader in healthcare transformation using evidence-based best practices to provide consistently high quality results and sustainable costs.

About the Utah Athletic Commission

The Utah Athletic Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts and to help improve Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national and international sports. Since the 2002 Olympics and Paralympics, the Utah Athletic Commission has drawn nearly 900 major events to the state. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities and organizations to provide event services ranging from the bidding process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional opportunities, and other related services. It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 commercial league and the Utah Athletic Commission Foundation, a nonprofit 501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from sports, business, community, and government leaders. For more information, visit www.utahsportscommission.com and follow us on Twitter, instagram and Facebook.

About the IRONMAN World Championship

Since its inception in 1978 on the island of O`ahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its name in history with stellar performances, inspiring participants and emotional memories. In 1981, the race moved from the quiet shores of Waikīkī to the arid lava fields of Kona on the island of Hawaii where it continues to be held to this day. The race now sees over 2,500 athletes embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to claim the IRONMAN World Championship title. The world’s most iconic one-day sporting event is the culmination of 40 IRONMAN World Events with more than 94,000 athletes from around the world vying for one of the most coveted qualifying spots. The 2021 edition of the event was held in St. George, Utah in May 2022, becoming the first venue to host the event outside of Hawaii since its origins in 1978. After a two-year hiatus from Hawaii due to COVID, the race returns to Kona and takes place over two days in October for the 2022 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

About the IRONMAN Group

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes IRONMAN® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Rock ‘n’ Roll® Running Series, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®World Triathlon Championship Series, premier racing events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®UTMB® World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®road cycling events including the Haute Route®, and other multi-sport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest mass sports operator in the world, bringing the benefits of endurance sports to more than one million participants each year through the company’s extensive offerings. Since the creation of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes proved that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® crossing finish lines around the world. Starting as a single race, the IRONMAN group has grown into a global sensation with hundreds of events in over 55 countries. The IRONMAN group is owned by Advance, a private family business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

About Advance

Advance is a privately owned, family-owned company that owns and invests in companies in media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Our mission is to build the value of our companies over the long term by promoting growth and innovation. Advance’s portfolio includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, Stage Entertainment, The IRONMAN Group, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, Turnitin, 1010data and Pop. Together, these operating companies employ more than 17,000 people in 29 countries. Advance is also a major shareholder in Charter Communications, Discovery and Reddit. For more information, visit www.advance.com.

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