Saturday’s coverage features live look-ins on NBC and NBCSN, includes IRONMAN: Quest for Kona Series Special and The Kona Preview Show coverage of the 2017 IRONMAN® World Championship live from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on Saturday, October 14, on NBC, NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app in the United States. Comprehensive coverage of the event begins with the legendary IRONMAN World Championship swim course in Kailua Bay at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and wraps up with the male and female professional finishes at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage also includes live look-ins throughout race day on NBC and NBCSN, and more than nine hours of live streaming race coverage on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as IRONMAN.com, making this the most robust coverage of the IRONMAN World Championship.
“We are excited to expand our long-standing partnership with NBC to include live coverage of the professional race at the IRONMAN World Championship across multiple networks and digital platforms for the first time ever,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer for IRONMAN. “This is an important step forward for the exposure of IRONMAN, our world championship event, and the amazing professional athletes who compete.”
For years, thousands of spectators have witnessed the awe-inspiring live action of the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawai`i in person or via streaming on IRONMAN.com. With this partnership with NBC Sports Group, the 2017 race will reach further than ever before and will be accessible to its largest audience ever. The new live coverage options will allow NBC’s audience of over 115,000,000 households to view the iconic event across the country.
NBC Sports Group’s live race coverage of the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship includes:
- Live race start coverage on NBCSN from 12:30-2 p.m. ET
- Live reports on NBC and NBCSN from 2-8:30 p.m. ET
- Live race finish on NBCSN from 8:30-10 p.m. ET
- Comprehensive streaming coverage on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and IRONMAN.com from 12:30-10 p.m. ET.
For nearly 40 years, the IRONMAN World Championship triathlon has showcased not only the raw power and competitive nature of the top endurance athletes in the world, but also some of the most extraordinary and impactful stories of courage and determination from the age-group athletes and everyday individuals competing alongside them.
For more information about the 2017 IRONMAN World Championship race day live coverage, the NBC broadcast special, the Kona Preview Show, and the 2017 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship special, visit www.ironman.com/tunein. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, please visit www.ironman.com.
IRONMAN World Championship
Since its inception in 1978 on the island of Oahu, the IRONMAN World Championship has etched its name in history through stellar performances, inspirational participants, and emotional memories. In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikiki to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Island of Hawai`i where it continues to take place to this day. The race now sees over 2,400 athletes embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind, and spirit to earn the title of IRONMAN World Champion. The most iconic one-day sporting event in the world is the culmination of 40 global IRONMAN events with athletes around the world striving for one of the coveted qualifying slots.