FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022
LIVE COVERAGE OF IRONMAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK FROM HAWAII EXCLUSIVELY ON PEACOCK
Peacock to Stream 15+ Hours of Live Exclusive Coverage of the Men’s and Women’s World Championship Races From Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Women’s Race Coverage Begins Tomorrow at Noon E.T. on Peacock; Men’s Race Saturday at Noon E.T. on Peacock
2.4-Mile Swim, 112-Mile Bike Ride, 26.2-Mile Marathon
STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 5, 2022 – Peacock will have exclusive live coverage of the men’s and women’s IRONMAN World Championships this week, when the famed race makes its return to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after being postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Coverage of the women’s race is scheduled to start at Noon E.T. on Thursday while the men’s race will go off at Noon E.T. on Saturday, with both competitions being streamed live on Peacock.
The IRONMAN World Championship includes a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and a marathon (26.2 miles). In total, the race contains 140.6 miles and typically takes the top triathletes in the world around eight hours to complete.
This is the first time both races will be held in Hawaii in three years. Held annually in Kailua-Kona since 1981, the 2020 edition was canceled while the 2021 race was relocated to St. Georges, Utah, due to the pandemic.
Notable athletes expected to compete include reigning world champion and Tokyo Olympic triathlon champion Kristian Blummenfelt (Norway), who is making his Kona debut; at 28 years old, he could become the youngest male champion since 2005. Two-time reigning Half IRONMAN world champion Gustav Iden (Norway) and 2017 and 2018 IRONMAN world champion Patrick Lange (Germany) are also expected to vie for the win.
On the women’s side, five-time IRONMAN world champion and two-time triathlon Olympian Daniela Ryf (Switzerland) looks to win her sixth world championship, which would move her to second place on the all-time world championships list. The field is also expected to include 2019 world champion Anne Haug (Germany) and three-time runner-up Lucy Charles-Barclay (Great Britain).
Former Indianapolis Colts All-Pro tight end and Super Bowl champion Dallas Clark and 2013 Indianapolis 500 champion Tony Kanaan are also expected to compete on Saturday.
How to Watch – Thursday, October 6 & Saturday, October 8 (all times ET):
- Streaming: Peacock (LIVE)
|Thurs., Oct. 6||12-9:30 p.m.||Women’s Championship||Peacock|
|Sat., Oct. 8||12-9 p.m.||Men’s Championship||Peacock|