The 2019 schedule of IRONMAN Facebook live to include Youghal and Tenby
Continuing their partnership with Facebook Watch for the broadcast of live coverage from the IRONMAN series of events, the schedule of 2019 events has just been confirmed.
Coverage starts this coming weekend at the Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship, where Lucy Charles-Barclay will be defending the title she won twelve months ago, and will be joined by twice Kona third place finisher, David McNamee, with several other Brits racing too.
The two GB and Ireland full distance Pro events in 2019 (IRONMAN UK, Bolton, will be an Age-Group only race this year), IRONMAN Ireland and IRONMAN Wales are both on the list of 17 races that will be broadcast live this season.
☘️ We are delighted to announce that IRONMAN Ireland, Cork will be streamed live on IRONMAN Now this June 23rd! Make sure you tune in and watch the first ever IRONMAN in Ireland unfold ☘️@CorkCountyCC @tri247 pic.twitter.com/i9A4FJxBD9
— IRONMAN Ireland (@IRONMAN_Ireland) March 25, 2019
Here is the full announcement and details of the full schedule.
2019 FACEBOOK WATCH SCHEDULE FOR LIVE EVENT COVERAGE
Facebook Watch exclusive digital home of live race coverage for 17 events in 2019, including the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Nice, France
IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, is excited to announce the continuation of unprecedented live event coverage on the IRONMAN Now® Facebook Watch page which will feature 17 events from around the world in 2019. Available globally to fans on Facebook, the coverage debuts on Sunday, April 7 with the Standard Bank IRONMAN® African Championship taking place in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa.
The events covered this season will come from 11 different countries and four continents. The storylines are rich with intrigue as three regional championships will be featured along with first edition events in Cork, Ireland and Vitoria, Spain, and live coverage on Facebook Watch coming to Australia for the very first time. Additionally, IRONMAN Florida will enjoy its return to Panama City Beach as the city continues its recovery and reopens its doors to the world following the devastation of Hurricane Michael last October. Long-standing IRONMAN triathlons in Lake Placid, New York and Tempe, Arizona will also join the likes of IRONMAN Wales which is globally known as one of the most challenging events on the circuit.
The extensive coverage continues with the 2019 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship taking place on Sept. 7-8 in Nice, France where nearly 6,000 of the best triathletes in the world will converge on the French Riviera for the largest event in the series’ history.
The IRONMAN World Championship, which takes place annually in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, will again receive robust week-long programming, culminating in nearly a full-day of live race coverage on October 12. Last year’s IRONMAN World Championship included more than 20 hours of comprehensive live race day coverage, including everything from the early morning body marking to the final hour finish line celebration.
IRONMAN will produce its live coverage for a connected audience, incorporating unique viewer interaction through Facebook Watch Parties, real-time polls, fan discussion, and user generated content from spectators along the course.
The fully produced live event coverage will be hosted by past champions of IRONMAN events, including Dede Griesbauer, Rachel Joyce, Matt Lieto, and Michael Lovato, as well as IRONMAN World Champions and Hall of Famers Paula Newby Fraser and Greg Welch.
Live race coverage of the following events as well as a range of on-demand programming will be available globally via the IRONMAN Now Facebook Page – www.facebook.com/IRONMANnow. The full 2019 schedule can be found below.
2019 IRONMAN Now Facebook Watch Schedule
|April 7||Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship - South Africa||Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa|
|April 27||Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship - Texas||The Woodlands, Texas, USA|
|May 5||IRONMAN Australia||Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia|
|June 9||IRONMAN Boulder||Boulder, Colorado, USA|
|June 23||IRONMAN Ireland, Cork||Youghal, Cork, Ireland|
|June 30||Mainova IRONMAN European Championship - Frankfurt||Frankfurt, Germany|
|July 7||IRONMAN Austria - Karnten||Klagenfurt, Austria|
|July 14||IRONMAN Vitoria - Gasteiz||Vitoria, Spain|
|July 28||ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid||Lake Placid, New York, USA|
|August 18||KMD IRONMAN Copenhagen||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|September 7-8||IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship||Nice, France|
|September 15||IRONMAN Wales||Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom|
|September 21||IRONMAN Italy Emilia-Romagna||Cervia, Emilia Romagna, Italy|
|September 29||Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga presented by McKee A Family Bakery||Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA|
|October 12||IRONMAN World Championship||Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, USA|
|November 2||IRONMAN Florida||Panama City Beach, Florida, USA|
|November 24||IRONMAN Arizona||Tempe, Arizona, USA|