Utah sports – Lindon Utah http://lindonutah.org/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:05:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://lindonutah.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-28.png Utah sports – Lindon Utah http://lindonutah.org/ 32 32 What to expect from Stanford in Utah https://lindonutah.org/what-to-expect-from-stanford-in-utah/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 19:05:51 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/what-to-expect-from-stanford-in-utah/ Stanford is heading to a really tough place to play, after a really bad loss to WAZZU. Looking at this game, it’s tough as a player and a manager to blow yourself up for a week and then have to travel in a hostile environment against a very, very good team. Well, that’s what Stanford […]]]>

Stanford is heading to a really tough place to play, after a really bad loss to WAZZU. Looking at this game, it’s tough as a player and a manager to blow yourself up for a week and then have to travel in a hostile environment against a very, very good team. Well, that’s what Stanford needs to do on national TV, because this game is televised on ESPN late at night.

Stanford will head to the 12th-ranked Utah Utes, what should fans expect from this game? Stanford is a 24-point underdog, and according to ESPN analysis, they have a 5.9% chance of winning this game, not good. Stanford’s record is 3-6 and Utah is 7-2 and looking to keep winning. Now, what will happen throughout the game?

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NBA Roundup: Jazz Stomp Memphis Grizzlies; Dallas Mavs prep for Utah https://lindonutah.org/nba-roundup-jazz-stomp-memphis-grizzlies-dallas-mavs-prep-for-utah/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 19:44:43 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/nba-roundup-jazz-stomp-memphis-grizzlies-dallas-mavs-prep-for-utah/ NBA SUMMARY NOVEMBER 1; WATCH ON MAVS-JAZZ Dalton Trigg breaks down all the action that unfolded in the NBA last night on the Mavs Step Back Podcast. Topics include the Utah Jazz surge that blew up the Memphis Grizzlies, Trae Young had a game to forget in the Atlanta Hawks’ blowout loss to the Toronto […]]]>

NBA SUMMARY NOVEMBER 1; WATCH ON MAVS-JAZZ

Dalton Trigg breaks down all the action that unfolded in the NBA last night on the Mavs Step Back Podcast. Topics include the Utah Jazz surge that blew up the Memphis Grizzlies, Trae Young had a game to forget in the Atlanta Hawks’ blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors, Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks survive to the young Detroit Pistons to remain undefeated, and many, many Continued!

Listen to the entire Monday Night Slate Roundup, plus a preview of the Dallas Mavericks’ game against the Jazz on Wednesday, here:

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Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavs Go Streaking; Jaden Hardy and McKinley Wright IV shine for Texas legends https://lindonutah.org/luka-doncic-dallas-mavs-go-streaking-jaden-hardy-and-mckinley-wright-iv-shine-for-texas-legends/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 19:44:43 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/luka-doncic-dallas-mavs-go-streaking-jaden-hardy-and-mckinley-wright-iv-shine-for-texas-legends/ NOVEMBER 5 MAVS SERIES; WRIGHT SHINES FOR LEGENDS The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Toronto Raptors in a thrilling victory 111-110 at the American Airlines Center Friday night. Luka Doncic has become just the second player in league history behind Wilt Chamberlain to start a season with eight straight scoring 30-plus points. Doncic finished the night […]]]>

NOVEMBER 5 MAVS SERIES; WRIGHT SHINES FOR LEGENDS

The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Toronto Raptors in a thrilling victory 111-110 at the American Airlines Center Friday night. Luka Doncic has become just the second player in league history behind Wilt Chamberlain to start a season with eight straight scoring 30-plus points. Doncic finished the night with 35 points on just 15 shot attempts in 37 minutes. His magical night featured several hard hits, including a running hook shot he gave us a glimpse of during the EuroBasket game for Slovenia this summer.

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Ranking USC Offensive Performance Against Utah https://lindonutah.org/ranking-usc-offensive-performance-against-utah/ Mon, 17 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/ranking-usc-offensive-performance-against-utah/ Lincoln Riley’s offense racked up 42 points behind five touchdown passes from Caleb Williams and a few unlikely contributions from receivers lower in the depth chart in USC 43-42 loss to Utah Saturday night. The Trojans looked incredibly snappy during the early discs of the game, but Utah either adjusted or USC ran out of […]]]>

Lincoln Riley’s offense racked up 42 points behind five touchdown passes from Caleb Williams and a few unlikely contributions from receivers lower in the depth chart in USC 43-42 loss to Utah Saturday night.

The Trojans looked incredibly snappy during the early discs of the game, but Utah either adjusted or USC ran out of games in the book that the Utes had yet to see in the theater.

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Utah sports official reveals secret investigation into GENDER HISTORY of schoolgirl who ‘outclassed’ her rivals https://lindonutah.org/utah-sports-official-reveals-secret-investigation-into-gender-history-of-schoolgirl-who-outclassed-her-rivals/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 09:08:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/utah-sports-official-reveals-secret-investigation-into-gender-history-of-schoolgirl-who-outclassed-her-rivals/ SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: A schoolgirl’s victory in a state-level women’s school athletic competition in Utah last year apparently did not go down well with her fellow competitors and their parents. The parents of the runners-up and third-place finishers couldn’t accept that the winner had simply “upgraded” their daughters, so they asked her gender. This […]]]>

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: A schoolgirl’s victory in a state-level women’s school athletic competition in Utah last year apparently did not go down well with her fellow competitors and their parents. The parents of the runners-up and third-place finishers couldn’t accept that the winner had simply “upgraded” their daughters, so they asked her gender. This prompted a secret investigation into the winner’s gender history up to her kindergarten days, as well as claims that she is a transgender girl.

A school athletics official recalled the grim investigation at the Utah Legislature’s Interim Education Committee on Wednesday, Aug. 17, adding that it was not an isolated case. Utah High School Activities Association (UHSAA) Legislative Representative David Spatafore told the committee that his organization has received numerous complaints from parents who say, “This female athlete doesn’t look feminine enough.” The news from the Desert reported.

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Spatafore declined to reveal the sport or school associated with the case in question. He did, however, reveal that UHSAA had asked the student’s school to conduct an investigation by reviewing his school enrollment records. “School has returned to kindergarten,” Spatafore explained. “And she’s always been a girl.” The investigation was not disclosed to the student or her family.

“We did not communicate with the parents or the student simply because if all the questions about eligibility were answered by the school or the schools in the supply system, there was no reason to. make a personal situation with a family or this athlete,” Spatafore explained, according to The Desert News. The secret investigation into the girls’ gender history was made possible under state-enacted HB11 – a controversial bill passed by the State House and Senate in March that effectively barred transgender girls to participate in school sports. Republican Gov. Spencer Cox was among those criticizing the bill at the time.

Cox’s veto letter argued that such laws that target vulnerable transgender children can increase suicide rates. Business leaders have also warned that the ban could cost Utah millions of dollars in economic impact, including the loss of the NBA All-Star Game next year. However, Cox’s veto was overruled by the state legislature and passed anyway.

Meanwhile, the USHAA, for its part, is trying to conform as closely as possible to the principles of HB11, according to Spatafore. According to LGBT Map, 18 states have laws prohibiting transgender students from participating in sports that match their gender identity.

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Smith Entertainment Group partners with Arctos Sports to develop Utah Sports and Entertainment https://lindonutah.org/smith-entertainment-group-partners-with-arctos-sports-to-develop-utah-sports-and-entertainment/ Fri, 19 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/smith-entertainment-group-partners-with-arctos-sports-to-develop-utah-sports-and-entertainment/ The partnership includes a substantial financial investment to bring a third professional franchise to the state and the opportunity to grow Utah sports and entertainment SALT LAKE CITY, August 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) today announced a partnership with Arctos Sports Partners (Arctos) to invest in Utah’s greater sports and business community. Arctos is […]]]>

The partnership includes a substantial financial investment to bring a third professional franchise to the state and the opportunity to grow Utah sports and entertainment

SALT LAKE CITY, August 19, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) today announced a partnership with Arctos Sports Partners (Arctos) to invest in Utah’s greater sports and business community. Arctos is a private investment platform focused on professional sports franchises in North American leagues and European soccer. SEG and Arctos are bullish on the Utah sports and entertainment market and are aligned in their commitment to the State of Utah, which includes a focus on SEG’s expansion plans, its intention to bring a third professional sports franchise in the state and its goal of making Utah a premier sports and entertainment center.

The Arctos partnership includes minority investments in several SEG properties, including Real Salt Lake, Utah Jazz (pending Board of Governors approval) and Vivint Arena. Previously, Arctos has invested in over 20 professional sports groups and franchises and was the first company of its kind to invest in MLB, MLS, NHL and NBA. His investments include Fenway Sports Group, Chicago Cubs, Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers.

“My wife Ashley and I are passionate about the state of Utah and are committed to building organizations that can be a unifying force in our community. Few things do this as powerfully as sports,” said Ryan Smith , chairman of Smith Entertainment Group. “We are thrilled to partner with Arctos. They are committed to Utah and are investing in this community and our sports teams and facilities. As SEG continues to grow the professional sports landscape in the state, the Arctos partnership brings a commitment strong at Utah sports and a deep connection between all the major sports leagues.”

Arctos Franchise Partners are able to leverage the deep industry knowledge and operational expertise of the firm’s more than 30 investment and sports professionals as well as senior firm advisors to help create added value.

“We believe in Utah and all the amazing things happening in the state and believe SEG is poised to be the next great sports and entertainment group. Ryan Smith has a sense of opportunity and of innovation, and we look forward to supporting his vision for Smith Entertainment Group and Utah sports fans,” said Arctos Sports Partners Partner Chad Hutchinson. “Arctos works with visionary ownership groups , and Utah has that in SEG. Their commitment to giving back to the community and building world-class franchises aligns perfectly with Arctos’ mission. We’re excited to work with Ryan and the team to explore more sports-related opportunities across the state and the possibility of building a premier sports and entertainment center here.”

SEG led the purchase of the Utah Jazz in December 2020 and invested in Real Salt Lake in January 2022. Since then, SEG and its sports franchises have invested deeply in the community, including providing more than 100 scholarships. studies the total cost of attending students of financial need from an underrepresented group for every Utah Jazz win over the past two seasons.

About SEG

Smith Entertainment Group (SEG) is a sports, technology and entertainment investment group focused primarily on the State of Utah. SEG’s portfolio includes Utah Jazz (NBA), Real Salt Lake (MLS), Vivint Arena, Rio Tinto Stadium, Salt Lake City Stars (NBA G League), Utah Jazz Gaming (NBA 2K League), Real Monarchs (MLS NEXT Pro ), running the Salt Lake Bees, Zone Sports Radio Network, and other Utah-centric business ventures.

About Arctos

Arctos Sports Partners works with innovative and visionary ownership groups and leagues in North American professional sports and European soccer. Arctos has a team of more than 30 investment and operating professionals with offices in Dallas and New York. In addition to liquidity solutions and growth capital, Arctos portfolio franchises are able to leverage the deep industry knowledge and operational expertise of the firm’s senior advisors, including Theo Epstein, to contribute to creating added value. To date, Arctos has invested in more than two dozen sports franchises and adjacent businesses and is poised to capitalize on expanding investment opportunities in the industry.

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Gabe Reid explains why he transferred to Utah https://lindonutah.org/gabe-reid-explains-why-he-transferred-to-utah/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/gabe-reid-explains-why-he-transferred-to-utah/ Stanford’s defense struggled mightily in 2021 and losing key players like Gabe Reid didn’t do the team any favors until 2022. The linebacker turned defensive end has decided to return home, having been transferred to Utah, where he will team up with his brother Karene Reid. In an interview with DesertNewsReid explained his reason for […]]]>

Stanford’s defense struggled mightily in 2021 and losing key players like Gabe Reid didn’t do the team any favors until 2022.

The linebacker turned defensive end has decided to return home, having been transferred to Utah, where he will team up with his brother Karene Reid. In an interview with DesertNewsReid explained his reason for leaving the Stanford program to return to his home state of Utah, saying:

“I would say this is my home. That’s the first thing, just being able to come home and play with my brother,” Gabe said of his move from Stanford to Utah. “But Utah as a program, I really like their defensive spirit.

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Johnny Burt left an indelible mark on Utah’s sports landscape https://lindonutah.org/johnny-burt-left-an-indelible-mark-on-utahs-sports-landscape-2/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/johnny-burt-left-an-indelible-mark-on-utahs-sports-landscape-2/ Johnny Burt, who was at Utah high school sporting events for more than four decades, died Wednesday morning. The longtime Sandy resident was 66. Burt has impacted many lives with his passion for the sport, including volunteering with the UHSAA at state tournaments for years and years to help with whatever duties were necessary. He […]]]>

Johnny Burt, who was at Utah high school sporting events for more than four decades, died Wednesday morning. The longtime Sandy resident was 66.

Burt has impacted many lives with his passion for the sport, including volunteering with the UHSAA at state tournaments for years and years to help with whatever duties were necessary. He could also be seen working at the Utah Grizzlies, Salt Lake Bees and SLCC sporting events over the years.

“The passion for sports in high school is what unites our communities, and Johnny certainly had that passion,” said Rob Cuff, UHSAA Executive Director. “Johnny’s life has been marked by an inordinate amount of hardship and struggle, but the same passion he showed for high school pursuits enabled him to overcome the many adversities he faced during his life. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all his family and friends during this difficult time. »

Burt’s brother Doug and sister-in-law Peggy were his primary caregivers for many years.

SLCC athletic director Kevin Dustin said he first met Burt when he was an assistant coach at Alta High in 1983. He said “Johnny was a constant presence at just about every sporting event.” .

He soon learned that Johnny was also all over the Valley at various sporting events. Their friendship spanned decades as Dustin evolved his career in the industry.

“Johnny was loving and loyal. He met so many coaches, referees, media…really everyone who crossed his path became friends. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed,” Dustin said. .

My interaction with Burt has largely been a passing hello and small talk at state tournament games for two decades as he handed out stat sheets to the media between games, whether football or basketball. That changed one morning several years ago when we shared a drive to the Dee Events Center for the State Basketball Tournament.

In his later years, when Burt could no longer drive his own car, a UHSAA staff member often drove Burt to the sites if he wanted to volunteer and public transportation was not possible. That morning, no one was available to pick up Burt from his home in Sandy. I had heard of it randomly the night before and said I would be happy to pick it up as we lived within 10 minutes of each other.

For an hour, Jonny and I listened to sports radio and talked about Jazz, the NBA, and shared random stories about high school sports memories. It was such a normal conversation that I expected to have with anyone else, and that’s what made it so memorable.

Burt had physical and cognitive limitations that were clear to those who interacted with him. Over the years, I’ve seen with my own eyes how random high school kids would laugh at his short stature or the intense attitude with which he went about his job. You could see the teasing hurt him sometimes, but he took pride in his responsibilities and handled his duties in a professional manner.

Sharing a drive to Weber State that March morning helped me get to know Johnny, the kind-hearted, sports-loving individual who just wanted to be treated like everyone else. At UHSAA and the other sports organizations he affiliated with, that’s exactly what he was, just part of the team.

After our car ride, there was always a little more meaning to our little conversation. That’s probably why my son got to meet his favorite basketball player, Donovan Mitchell, a few years ago, when the jazz superstar attended the Boys and Girls 6A State Championship games at the Huntsman Center. My 11 year old son William was hanging out with me this Saturday morning, and when Mitchell arrived he was so excited to try to meet him.

Between the Boys and Girls 6A games, Mitchell and his small entourage went down to a room near the Utes locker room to relax. A few UHSAA staff and their families were able to go there and meet Mitchell and thanks to Burt, so was my son. He grabbed my son’s hand and used his “Johnny” authority to make sure William came into the back room as well.

He is the Johnny I will remember, kind at heart and always eager to help others. State tournaments will no longer be the same.

For Jared Youngman, vice president of the Utah Grizzlies, he first got to know Burt through high school football officiating and said that over the years they became good friends as their paths ran through the UHSAA and the Grizzlies.

“He always liked to be involved. He would make sure the officials were taken care of. He would first be at school waiting for us, walking us to our locker room, onto the field and back,” Youngman said.

“Johnny started coming to Grizzlies games as a fan, but he couldn’t just sit and watch. He started working for me, helping me shoot a puck and anything else I needed. He was with me at every home game. Even when he couldn’t drive anymore, he would get off TRAX and either myself or someone would take him home. The time came when he couldn’t go to games, he always called during games to find out what was going on. I’m glad he was able to qualify for two of our playoffs last season. Much like high school sporting events, Johnny has become a fixture at Utah Grizzlies games.

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Johnny Burt left an indelible mark on Utah’s sports landscape https://lindonutah.org/johnny-burt-left-an-indelible-mark-on-utahs-sports-landscape/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/johnny-burt-left-an-indelible-mark-on-utahs-sports-landscape/ Johnny Burt, who was at Utah high school sporting events for more than four decades, died Wednesday morning. The longtime Sandy resident was 66. Burt has impacted many lives with his passion for the sport, including volunteering with the UHSAA at state tournaments for years and years to help with whatever duties were necessary. He […]]]>

Johnny Burt, who was at Utah high school sporting events for more than four decades, died Wednesday morning. The longtime Sandy resident was 66.

Burt has impacted many lives with his passion for the sport, including volunteering with the UHSAA at state tournaments for years and years to help with whatever duties were necessary. He could also be seen working at the Utah Grizzlies, Salt Lake Bees and SLCC sporting events over the years.

“The passion for high school sports is what unites our communities, and Johnny certainly had that passion,” said UHSAA executive director Rob Cuff. “Johnny’s life has been marked by an inordinate amount of hardship and struggle, but the same passion he showed for high school pursuits enabled him to overcome the many adversities he faced during his life. Our thoughts and condolences go out to all his family and friends during this difficult time. »

Burt’s brother Doug and sister-in-law Peggy were his primary caregivers for many years.

SLCC athletic director Kevin Dustin said he first met Burt when he was an assistant coach at Alta High in 1983. He said “Johnny was a constant presence at just about every sporting event.” .

He soon learned that Johnny was also all over the Valley at various sporting events. Their friendship spanned decades as Dustin evolved his career in the industry.

“Johnny was loving and loyal. He met so many coaches, referees, media…really everyone who crossed his path became friends. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed,” Dustin said. .

My interaction with Burt has largely been a passing hello and small talk at state tournament games for two decades as he handed out stat sheets to the media between games, whether football or basketball. That changed one morning several years ago when we shared a drive to the Dee Events Center for the State Basketball Tournament.

In his later years, when Burt could no longer drive his own car, a UHSAA staff member often drove Burt to the sites if he wanted to volunteer and public transportation was not possible. That morning, no one was available to pick up Burt from his home in Sandy. I had heard of it randomly the night before and said I would be happy to pick it up as we lived within 10 minutes of each other.

For an hour, Jonny and I listened to sports radio and talked about Jazz, the NBA, and shared random stories about high school sports memories. It was such a normal conversation that I expected to have with anyone else, and that’s what made it so memorable.

Burt had physical and cognitive limitations that were clear to those who interacted with him. Over the years, I’ve seen with my own eyes how random high school kids would laugh at his short stature or the intense attitude with which he went about his job. You could see the teasing hurt him sometimes, but he took pride in his responsibilities and handled his duties in a professional manner.

Sharing a drive to Weber State that March morning helped me get to know Johnny, the kind-hearted, sports-loving individual who just wanted to be treated like everyone else. At UHSAA and the other sports organizations he affiliated with, that’s exactly what he was, just part of the team.

After our car ride, there was always a little more meaning to our little conversation. That’s probably why my son got to meet his favorite basketball player, Donovan Mitchell, a few years ago when the jazz superstar attended the 6A Boys’ and Girls’ State Championship games at the Huntsman Center. My 11 year old son William was hanging out with me this Saturday morning, and when Mitchell arrived he was so excited to try to meet him.

Between the Boys and Girls 6A games, Mitchell and his small entourage went down to a room near the Utes locker room to relax. A few UHSAA staff and their families were able to go there and meet Mitchell and thanks to Burt, so was my son. He grabbed my son’s hand and used his “Johnny” authority to make sure William came into the back room as well.

He is the Johnny I will remember, kind at heart and always eager to help others. State tournaments will no longer be the same.

For Jared Youngman, vice president of the Utah Grizzlies, he first got to know Burt through high school football officiating and said that over the years they became good friends as their paths ran through the UHSAA and the Grizzlies.

“He always liked to be involved. He would make sure the officials were taken care of. He would first be at school waiting for us, walking us to our locker room, onto the field and back,” Youngman said.

“Johnny started coming to Grizzlies games as a fan, but he couldn’t just sit and watch. He started working for me, helping me shoot a puck and anything else I needed. He was with me at every home game. Even when he couldn’t drive anymore, he would get off TRAX and either myself or someone would take him home. The time came when he couldn’t go to games, he always called during games to find out what was going on. I’m glad he was able to qualify for two of our playoffs last season. Much like high school sporting events, Johnny has become a fixture at Utah Grizzlies games.

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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 https://lindonutah.org/2021-ironman-intermountain-healthcare-world-championship-presented-by-the-utah-sports-commission-documentary-special-airs-on-nbc-and-peacock-july-23-at-300-p-m-et/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 23:51:47 +0000 https://lindonutah.org/2021-ironman-intermountain-healthcare-world-championship-presented-by-the-utah-sports-commission-documentary-special-airs-on-nbc-and-peacock-july-23-at-300-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 […]]]>
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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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