In 2018, Ironman and Facebook paired up to give fans around the world unprecedented access to Ironman race coverage. In 2019, the two have done the same thing. The first event to air on Facebook this season was Ironman South Africa – the African Championship. So far in 2019, Ironman and Facebook have provided lice race coverage for three Ironman events – South Africa, Texas and Australia. With six events being livestreamed through June and July, fans will have access to some of the most anticipated races of the year.
On June 9th, Ironman Boulder will be the next race to be streamed on the Ironman Now Facebook page. Coverage is scheduled to begin at 7:50 AM.
This year’s event is sure to include some exciting racing. On the men’s side, Canadian Brent McMahon will be competing for a Kona spot following his comeback win at Ironman 70.3 Monterrey in May. In Boulder, Colorado, McMahon will be going up against the likes of Matt Hanson, Tim O’Donnell, Tyler Butterfield and the young American Sam Long. Long has been on a roll of late, winning Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga and Victoria.
On the women’s side, Canadian Angela Naeth will make her Ironman debut this season in Boulder, despite a fall that fractured a bone in her wrist. She’ll be up against the likes of Lauren Brandon, Danielle Mack, Erin Green and Melaine Baumann.