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Ironman to ‘Step Down’ to Olympic Distance Triathlon

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), best known for its iconic Ironman races, has announced the launch of a new global event series titled 5150 (named after the 51.5k’s involved in an Olympic distance race). All events within the 5150 Triathlon Series include a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run. Event information, including online registration details, will be available in the coming weeks on There are no races currently scheduled for Australia or New Zealand, and it is not yet clear whether the Ironman brand will be leveraged in the promotion of this new series…purists will hope not.