In a list of the most viewed press releases and industry news on the Endurance Sportswire website, Triathlon Magazine Canada’s story on Edmonton athlete Amanda Wowk topped the list.
The story appeared on the Triathlon Magazine Canada site on December 18. Wowk, who was caught cheating at Ironman Mont-Tremblant in 2018, was convicted of harassing her coach and sentenced to a year in jail – she was to report to the Edmonton Remand Centre today.
The most popular press release posted on the wire service in 2019 was the announcement that the “Professional Triathletes Organisation Approaches Wanda Sports Board Proposing to Enter Into Discussions to Acquire Ironman Business.”
It would appear that stories about cheating athletes were particularly popular in 2019 – second on the list was a story in the New York Daily News about a runner suspected of cheating at a race in Chicago. Third on the list was Triathlete Magazine’s coverage of Ironman’s IPO.
You can find the complete list by clicking on the link below.