TAMPA, FL, May 31, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - IRONMAN today announced that it
has chosen Mont-Tremblant, Québec, Canada to host the 2014 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship triathlon. The championship race will be held on
September 7, 2014 and marks the first time in IRONMAN history that a
single location has the privilege to host three major IRONMAN events:
IRONMAN®, IRONMAN® 70.3® and now the IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship. This major announcement was made in the presence of
Québec's Prime Minister, Pauline Marois and the Mayor of the City of
Mont-Tremblant, Pierre Pilon.
"The choice of Mont-Tremblant as the host venue for the 2014 IRONMAN
70.3 World Championship was an obvious one given the success of the
inaugural IRONMAN events held here in 2012," said Andrew Messick, Chief
Executive Officer of IRONMAN. "We are confident that Mont-Tremblant and
the province of Québec will be the ideal hosts for the first IRONMAN
World Championship event to be held outside of the United States."
"We are thrilled to welcome the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship to
Mont-Tremblant. Today's announcement is another testimonial to the fact
that extraordinary cooperation and dynamism within a community can
become an important economic strength", says Mont-Tremblant Mayor
Several dignitaries for the Mont-Tremblant region were also on hand for
this important announcement, including Tourism Minister, Pascal Bérubé;
Member of National Assembly for Labelle and Parliamentary Assistant to
the Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, Sylvain Pagé;
Honorary Chair of IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, Pierre Lavoie; Québec
professional athlete and spokesperson for the IRONMAN 70.3
Mont-Tremblant, Magali Tisseyre; and the general manager of the
Tremblant Resort Association, Pierre Bertrand.
This year's IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be held at Lake Las
Vegas in Henderson, Nevada on September 8, 2013, and will represent the
third and final year in that location. Beginning with Mont Tremblant in
2014, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will rotate globally among
different regions on an annual basis. Each year, more than 2,000
domestic and international competitors have earned the right to compete
in the World Championship by qualifying at an IRONMAN 70.3 event.
For more information about the event, please visit www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/ironman-70.3/world-championship. For media related inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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