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How to watch the Ironman World Championship St. George … and what to expect on race day

The first Ironman World Championship outside of Hawaii

Photo by: Kevin Mackinnon

We are hours away from the first full distance Ironman World Championship to take place outside of Hawaii, and it promises to be quite a race. Almost 3,000 athletes will take on the challenging course that features more climbing than has ever been seen at the worlds before, along with an incredibly diverse field that sees, among other things, two Ironman World Championship rookies from Norway arrive in Utah as the prohibitive race favourites. (Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden are pictured above.)

You can read all of our pre-race coverage of the Ironman World Championship St. George here.

The women’s race in St. George promises to one of the most exciting seen at a world championship, with a number of women expected to contend for the title. (Click on the link below for more details on some of the top women’s contenders.)

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The race day coverage of the event will begin at 4:50 AM local time (6:50 AM EST/ 3:50 AM PST) on the Ironman Now Facebook page. The live coverage will be hosted by Michael Lovato and Dede Griesbauer, with Greg Welch and Matt Lieto reporting from the race course.

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Triathlon Magazine Canada is on site here in St. George – stay tuned for race recaps, photo galleries and post-race interviews.

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