Bad news coming out of Sacramento today that IRONMAN California 2021 has been cancelled due to bad weather in the area – you can click here for all the details.
IRONMAN California live stream
The live stream (split into two embeds, per Facebook Watch rules), will appear here when the race begins at 0700 local time (1500 UK time 1000 Eastern Time) on Sunday October 24. That is a slight change due the incoming ‘bomb cyclone’ expected to hit the area on Sunday.
The PRO race it appears WILL go ahead as planned, though there are some changes for the Age-Group races (notably the bike course being halved in distance, and amendments to cutoff finish times).
IRONMAN California Professional Men’s Race Coverage (Part 1)
Join us for a day of action-packed racing at the inaugural IRONMAN California as our professional men race this flat and fast course in Sacramento, CA.Posted by IRONMAN now on Thursday, 21 October 2021
IRONMAN California Professional Men’s Race Coverage (Part 2)
IRONMAN California professional men’s race coverage continues as we race through California. Stay tuned as we follow the men off the bike and onto the run to see who will be the IRONMAN Champion at the inaugural IRONMAN California.Posted by IRONMAN now on Thursday, 21 October 2021
IRONMAN California live blog
Our live blog, with John Levison on hand to provide colour and insight, will start at 1430 BST on Sunday (0930 Eastern, 0630 Pacific) and run through to the end of the race.
Who is racing at IRONMAN California?
As we said, the three main combatants are all box-office attractions:
Jan Frodeno: The modern-day GOAT, unbeaten in four years and the man who set a new iron-distance world record time just three months ago. Now 40, remains the gold standard for long-distance triathletes.
Gustav Iden: The brilliant 25-year-old Norwegian makes his full-distance debut, and what a challenge it is. Hugely impressive in winning a second 70.3 World Championship last month, can he take the ultimate step?
Lionel Sanders: ‘No Limits’ clearly did not want to miss out on this particular party, throwing his hat into the ring just days after saying he was done at full distance for the year after a gruelling summer campaign.
Throw in the likes of Swede Rasmus Svenningsson and we have all the ingredients for a terrific race.
IRONMAN California previews & analysis
We have tried to give this race the coverage it merits, and you can read our preview material here: