World Triathlon Corp. Signs Deal With Marine Corps For New Endurance Race Series
The World Triathlon Corporation, owner of the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 triathlon racing series, has signed a single-year partnership with the U.S. Marine Corps to launch a new series of endurance races. Called the Marine Corps Primal Challenge Mudventure Quest, the two-race series has athletes crawl through mud, climb over cargo nets and run through an obstacle course reminiscent of boot-camp training. The events will be held September 16-18 in Charlotte, N.C., and November 4-6 in Lake Wales, Fla. The deal also has the Marine Corps take title sponsorship of the Ironman 70.3 world championships in Henderson, Nev., and the 5150 triathlon Lake Lanier, held in Lake Lanier, Ga. Both events will be held in September 11. The 70.3 race includes a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run, and the 5150 event includes a 1-mile swim, 25-mile bike and 6.2-mile run.