Adventure

Kona Ironman Could Be Televised Live

Strong interest in Armstrong's participation

The World Triathlon Corporation is in talks with NBC about producing a live broadcast of this year's Kona Ironman World Championships as Lance Armstrong pursues a spot in the race. The network currently shows portions of the Kona race on tape delay, often two months after the event. Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France winner and former professional triathlete, has provided a publicity boost to the sport. More than 150,000 visitors logged on to the WTC's website on February 12 to follow Armstrong's progress in a half-Ironman in Panama City, up from 7,500 for similar races a year before.

Read more at Bloomberg

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News
More Adventure