IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, and Facebook announced earlier this year a content partnership for live programming of the 2018 season. Race coverage started with IRONMAN France back in June and will include IRONMAN Mont Tremblant on August 19th.
Coverage includes both the men’s and women’s professional race, featuring a number of Canadians. Lionel Sanders headlines the men’s race with Jeff Symonds and Cody Beals. There are a host of other Canadian men in the mix, including Daniel Clarke, Antoine Desroches and David Lacombe. On the women’s side, there will be a bunch of Canadians competing, including Angela Naeth, Melanie McQuaid and Robyn Hardage.
The swim features a point to point 3.8K swim, from the Beach & Tennis Club to Parc Plage. Then on the bike, the athletes will navigate the two-lap bike course featuring Montée Ryan, Route 117, Labelle and Chemin Duplessis. It’s then two-laps of 21.1K for the run before the triathletes cross the tape.
The race will stream on the Facebook IRONMAN now page and will be viewed by millions around the world. Facebook’s livestream of IRONMAN Lake Placid drew in over 2,500,000 views on July 22nd. Hosts of the commentary will be Ironman world champion Greg Welch, three-time Ironman world champion Michael Lovato and three-time Ironman champion Debe Griesbauer.