Today marks 300 days to go until the world's best descend on beautiful Great Lake Taupō, New Zealand for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship!
On this milestone date, we are proud to reveal the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship logo for 2020, which we hope will help inspire you to want to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime race, and set a goal of earning a slot at one of the remaining IRONMAN 70.3 qualifying races around the globe.
The logo incorporates the Tāniko pattern, which is a traditional method of decorative weaving developed by the Maori centuries ago. Like each individual strand in the weaving, our athletes will arrive to Taupō from all walks of life. The pattern draws on everything inside you, and solidifies the connection from your home mountains, waters and people, to Taupō, Aotearoa New Zealand.
Will we see you in 300 days?
After a crash in early 2019 landed her in the ER, Sika Henry set her sights on coming back at 70.3 Augusta and then lining up at the IRONMAN World Championship. Watch her journey unfold in the latest from our series with @hokaoneone#humansofhoka@sikahenry
Part 1 of 3....Sika Henry’s goal in 2019 was to be the first African-American woman to earn her pro card in triathlon. But a major setback saw her re-calibrating her goals. Learn more in our ongoing series with @hokaoneone#humansofhoka
Sika Henry's goal in 2019 was to be the first African-American woman to earn her pro card in triathlon. But a major setback saw her recalibrating her goals. Learn more in our ongoing series with @hokaoneone#humansofhoka@sikahenry
The journey will soon be complete.
Take a look at how our athletes did and what their experience was like during the 2019 Vega IRONMAN World Championship on the final episode of Quest for Kona fueled by Gatorade Endurance.
Our thoughts are with those impacted by the terrible bushfires across Australia. We know many of our athletes, volunteers, staff, stakeholders, and emergency crews have been directly impacted and still face a long battle ahead.
We are proud that so many of our events take part in regional areas of Australia and The IRONMAN Group is committed to doing its part to help these communities rebuild.
Today, the IRONMAN Foundation launched a global Humanitarian Relief Campaign to provide support for those affected with 100% of the proceeds raised directed towards a number of groups and programs in Australia, including the Australian Red Cross, the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital and the Blue Mountains Bushfire Mayoral Relief Fund.
The IRONMAN Foundation® has donated $75,000 AUD to start the campaign, and we are now appealing to our global community of athletes and supporters to help our friends in Australia and donate whatever amount you are able.