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Ironman Gets Two Emmy Nominations

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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has honoured Ironman with two nominations for coverage of the  2013 GoPro Ironman World Championship race. The nominations are for Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage (Ironman World Championship—NBC) and Outstanding Short Feature (‘Peace, Love, Grace’).

“The Ironman World Championship showcases not only the top endurance athletes in the world, but also some of the most awe-inspiring stories of courage and determination from the athletes and everyday people competing alongside them,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer of Ironman and Executive Producer.

The Outstanding Short Feature nomination is for the story of Chris McDonnell, an athlete who raced to fulfil a promise he made to his daughter, Grace, a first-grader who attended Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. (View video here)

“These remarkable stories are told poignantly through the work of our long standing production team at Texas Crew. We are thrilled about these nominations as they are a true testament to the production quality of the 2013 show and the power of the Ironman brand.”

The Ironman World Championship broadcast has had 40 Emmy nominations and 16 Emmy awards since 1991.

The 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards will be given out on Tuesday 6 May 2014 in New York City.