Ironman has received two Emmy nominations for the 2014 Ironman World Championship coverage in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The coverage has received over 40 such nominations in the past 36 years and won 16. This year’s nominations are for “Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage” and “Outstanding Camera Work” (Ironman World Championship —NBC/Texas Crew Productions). The coverage is wide-ranging with the perspective of over 30 cameras. Winners will be announced on May 5th.
Competition from other nominees include Showtime’s “All Access,” NFL Network’s “NFL Turning Point,” NFL Films’ “Super Bowl XLVII,” and the Short Feature nominees include ESPN’s “Sportscenter” and “NFL Countdown,” along with CBS’s “SuperBowl Today.”
Ironman’s Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Producer Christoper Stadler explained the powerful coverage, “From the pre-race build-up to the finish line celebrations, the Ironman World Championship showcases some of the most awe-inspiring stories of courage and determination as age-group athletes race alongside the top endurance athletes in the world. The show unveils the intensity, emotion, physical demands and dramatic competition of the day.”