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Red Bull TV To Deliver International Coverage Of Ironman World Championship

Ironman, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, announced today that the 2017 Ironman World Championship will be broadcast internationally (outside of the United States) on Red Bull TV. Over nine hours of full race coverage from Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14, 2017 will be available across multiple platforms both live and on demand, making the race accessible to a global audience like never before.

“This is an extremely exciting year for our incredible professional athletes and fans of the sport as we broaden the broadcast of this extraordinary event,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer for Ironman. “Through this partnership with Red Bull TV, we have taken another major step forward in bringing the Ironman World Championship event to an international audience.”

The Ironman World Championship broadcast will be hosted by legendary Ironman World Champion and Grand Slam of Triathlon winner Greg Welch (AUS) and multiple Ironman Champion Michael Lovato (USA) and will also feature field reporters Matt Lieto (USA) and Charlie Webster (GBR). The live-action will include new camera angles and aerial imagery and Red Bull TV will have four exclusive 30-minute Facebook Live feeds from varied points on the course. The coverage will put viewers in the heart of the action, while behind-the scenes stories will draw them even closer to the endurance stars chasing the crown on Hawai`i Island’s lava fields. In addition, Ironman: Quest for Kona will now be featured on Red Bull TV internationally (outside of the U.S.).

For years, thousands of spectators have witnessed the awe-inspiring live action of the Ironman World Championship in Hawai`i in person or through streaming on IRONMAN.com. This year with addition of Red Bull TV, the 2017 race will reach its largest international audience ever, bringing the raw power and competitive nature of the top endurance athletes in the world, as well as some of the most extraordinary and impactful stories of courage and determination from the age-group athletes and everyday individuals competing alongside them.

Tune in to www.redbull.tv/ironman for coverage of the 2017 Ironman World Championship including full live coverage on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Red Bull TV is distributed digitally as an app across mobile phones, tablets, consoles, OTT devices and Smart TVs. If you’re in the United States, tune in to www.ironman.com  for live coverage of the event.

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They're only doing this because they know 2 of their athletes are going to dominate air time - Kienle and Ryf 

It's still a good thing though.

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1 hour ago, TimG said:

They're only doing this because they know 2 of their athletes are going to dominate air time - Kienle and Ryf 

It's still a good thing though.

Absolutely. But it's also great for us. 

Id like to think it will be the same coverage. 

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45 minutes ago, KieranR said:

is the World Champs always the second weekend in October or does it change slightly each year?

It is set with something to do with the new moon in October from memory. But usually around 10-15th.

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4 hours ago, Peter said:

spectators have witnessed the awe-inspiring live action of the Ironman World Championship in Hawai`i in person or through streaming on IRONMAN.com

Really?

Have I missed something in previous years?

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26 minutes ago, Nath. said:

It is set with something to do with the new moon in October from memory. But usually around 10-15th.

Not the year I did it.  No full moon that year. 

Dark as a black hole out on the queenK

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It was originally something to do with the full moon, then I think economics took over and it also aligns with tourist seasons and cruise ships berthing. 

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They had a double year didn't they, when they switched to October???

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9 hours ago, KieranR said:

is the World Champs always the second weekend in October or does it change slightly each year?

Allways second sat in oct 

its as late as it gets this year 

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8 hours ago, Peter said:

Not the year I did it.  No full moon that year. 

Dark as a black hole out on the queenK

That's right 

nuffin to do with the moon 

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2 hours ago, ironpo said:

That's right 

nuffin to do with the moon 

It was on the Saturday closest to the full moon until around 2005-6ish. Then changed to second Saturday.

the 1996 race (when the old course record was set) was super late, maybe 26 October, winds are often a bit less late October 

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1 hour ago, Aidan said:

It was on the Saturday closest to the full moon until around 2005-6ish. Then changed to second Saturday.

the 1996 race (when the old course record was set) was super late, maybe 26 October, winds are often a bit less late October 

Yep

its now locked in on second Saturday in oct 

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On 10/6/2017 at 6:32 PM, Peter said:

Not the year I did it.  No full moon that year. 

Dark as a black hole out on the queenK

i think was more that it was dark as you'd closed your eyes and had a sleep on the queen k

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not a bad advertisment.
His south african accent is starting to disappear too.

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On 06/10/2017 at 7:05 PM, Nath. said:

It is set with something to do with the new moon in October from memory. But usually around 10-15th.

Yep. First full moon in October is the traditional time.

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On 06/10/2017 at 7:32 PM, Peter said:

Not the year I did it.  No full moon that year. 

Dark as a black hole out on the queenK

You must of been out there late. I was still getting sunburnt for the most part.

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I was out there for so long I should have hot sunburnt but somehow didn't at all. 

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1 hour ago, Peter said:

I was out there for so long I should have hot sunburnt but somehow didn't at all. 

Maybe someone was kind & pulled a blanket up over you while you were napping. :)

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2 hours ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Maybe someone was kind & pulled a blanket up over you while you were napping. :)

I was napping at dark. 

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