Episode 6: Ironman CEO Joins Our Live Kona News Show
A special collab episode with Feisty Media.
We do a special Triathlonish collab live episode with Feisty Media to dissect the announcement that 2023 Kona will be a women’s-only world championship, with a separate championship men’s event—swapping in the opposite years.
Along with pros Sarah True and Haley Chura, Ironman CEO Andrew Messick joins us to answer a few of the most important questions you all raised.
Important things we learned:
The long-term commitment is to two days of racing, and to grow the number of spots available, especially for women—how that absolutely has to play out is to be seen
The AG men’s and women’s qualifying slots are now being allocated in separate pools. (You can see the allocations here and the FAQ here)
The Ironman World Championship is recognized by World Triathlon as the official world championship, after a contentious lawsuit designating it as the officially recognized world champ even though it’s not overseen by the international federation. Fun fact.
Next week, we’ll be back with Sid to talk about everything, hear from the women’s Tour de France organizer, and get the details on the Ultraman World Championships.