Tag Archives: WTC

After 30 years, Ironman Canada ends –Challenge Penticton it becomes…or not?

Earlier today, the city of Penticton along with the Challenge Family announced that next August, there will now be a single iron-distance race called ‘Challenge Penticton’, at the same time which Ironman Canada has been for the past 30 years … Read More Here

My thoughts IMNYC2013: $1,200 entry fee, 90 minutes shorter, and now no race at all

After the successful running of the inaugural Ironman New York City (IMNYC) this past weekend, a few folks have asked what my thoughts are on some of the changes planned for next years event (at least those that were announced). … Read More Here

Why I think WTC made the right choice about Lance, even if it was wrong

Late last week when the world once again came crashing down on Lance, there was probably only group aside from Livestrong that was just as fraught as Armstrong: The World Triathlon Corporation, owner of the Ironman brand. As you probably … Read More Here

Ironman National Harbor 70.3: A lesson in how not to cancel a race

It’s understandable that sometimes in life, things don’t go as planned.  And in the case of races, sometimes events get cancelled.  But this past Friday evenings cancellation of one of the newest Ironman 70.3 branded races is only serving as … Read More Here

The MySwimIt Safety Device: Good or bad for triathlon races?

This evening I got an interesting comment posted to an old post of mine from last summer.  My original post was about the NYC Triathlon swim deaths that occurred during the 2011 Nautica NYC Triathlon.  That post touched off a … Read More Here

WTC now cancelling races 30-45 days out when they want to avoid “a sizeable loss”

Last Tuesday World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) cancelled the 5150 series race finale in Clearwater, Florida next month, simply because of low registration numbers. You may remember last October year when WTC announced the 5150 triathlon race series, which was designed … Read More Here

New Kona Qualification Rules Coming in 2012, automatic entry for 12+ races in lifetime

While everyone else was busy trying to get interviews with the World Champions at Kona this weekend, the guys from the IM Talk Podcast instead grabbed the head of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) – Andrew Messick and talked about … Read More Here