Wire-to-wire coverage of the 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will be broadcast live on Facebook Watch via the IRONMAN Now channel on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. Beginning with morning preparation, the dynamic coverage will take viewers from race morning preparations all the way through the entire male and female professional race. The fully produced live broadcast coverage will be hosted by past champions of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, including Dede Griesbauer, Matt Lieto, and Michael Lovato.
Key moments from the extensive live coverage will include:
- 6:30 a.m. – Live pre-race show begins
- 7:00 a.m. – Race Start – Male Professionals
- 7:10 a.m. – Race Start – Female Professionals
- 10:25 a.m. – Estimated time for the male winner to come down Main St. of St. George and through the finishing arch
- 11:10 a.m. – Estimated time for the female winner to come down Main St. of St. George and through the finishing arch
Extensive on-course coverage will feature multiple camera angles covering both the professional female and male races as they traverse through the stunning red rock canyons in St. George, Utah for the 2021 Intermountain Healthcare IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission. The race features a stellar professional male and female field as they battle it out for a piece of the $350,000 USD total professional prize purse and the title of IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion.
Among the professional triathletes ready to toe the start line will include reigning IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Daniela Ryf (CHE) who seeks to become first ever to win six IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship titles. Aiming to dethrone Ryf will be Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR), Taylor Knibb (USA), Holly Lawrence (GBR), Emma Pallant-Brown (GBR), and Ellie Salthouse (AUS) and many others.
Defending IRONMAN 70.3 World Champion Gustav Iden (NOR) and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist Kristian Blummenfelt (NOR) headline star-studded men’s field. Challenging them will be Sam Appleton (AUS), Ben Kanute (USA), Sam Long (USA) and Tim Reed (AUS) among a host of other strong professional male athletes.
The 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship presented by Utah Sports Commission will kick off with a 1.2-mile (1.9km) ROKA Swim Course, which takes place in Sand Hollow Reservoir located in Sand Hollow State Park in Hurricane, Utah. A challenging 56-mile (91.3km) Ventum Bike Course follows and will lead athletes through stunning desert landscapes with 3,442 feet (1,049 meters) of elevation gain and an unforgettable climb into Snow Canyon State Park and surrounding Washington County. The 13.1-mile (21.2km) HOKA ONE ONE Run Course will take athletes on two loops through the stunning Red Hills Parkway and wind through historic downtown St. George where the finish line is located.
The striking Southwestern community of St. George has been a host venue for IRONMAN races since 2010. St. George’s breathtaking scenery and views of the surrounding red rock canyons have made the community an ideal destination for athletes for years. The city’s walkable downtown area features great local fare and boutique shopping while providing an unmistakable backdrop. With breathtaking Southwest America scenery, downtown St. George also delivers athlete support and a finish line like few others are able.