GoPro IRONMAN World Championship on NBC: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Started in 1978 as an endurance challenge combining the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the Around Oahu Bike Race (112 miles) and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon, the GoPro IRONMAN World Championship has become renowned as the world’s most challenging one-day sporting event.
Now in its 35th year and set in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i, the GoPro IRONMAN World Championship showcases the dedication and courage of the athletes who demonstrate the IRONMAN mantra: “Anything is Possible.”
On October 12, 2013, over 2,000 athletes took on the 140.6-mile challenge. Captured with more than 20 cameras by IRONMAN’s Emmy-award winning production crew, the 2013 show features one of the most exciting professional races in IRONMAN history. The show highlights the arrival of a new wave of men’s IRONMAN favorites, while Mirinda Carfrae leads the way in the fastest women’s race in Kona history.
Included in the coverage are many inspirational stories:
- NFL MVP Hines Ward takes on an entirely new athletic challenge, losing 35 pounds to become an endurance athlete rather than a gridiron star.
- Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay seeks to add an IRONMAN finish to his athletic endeavors.
- Karen Aydelott, an amputee who qualified for the race as an able-bodied athlete, tries to do what she hasn’t been able to since losing her leg: get to the finish line ahead of the midnight cut off.
IRONMAN Arizona will be airing the NBC broadcast on the Jumbotron in the IRONMAN Village presented by REFUEL|Got Chocolate Milk beginning at 2:30 pm on Saturday afternoon.
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