OhioHealth Becomes Presenting Sponsor for IRONMAN® 70.3® Ohio

First IRONMAN 70.3 event in Ohio to be held in city of Delaware

COLUMBUS, Ohio/TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 1, 2016) – It was announced today that OhioHealth will be the presenting sponsor for the inaugural IRONMAN® 70.3® Ohio triathlon, which will be held in Delaware, Ohio on August 21, 2016.

“The opportunity to be the presenting sponsor of the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon is one we could not pass up,” said Sue Jablonski, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer at OhioHealth. “It is part of our mission at OhioHealth to improve the health of those we serve. By bringing events like an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon to our state, we’re providing our community with an opportunity to experience a premiere athletic event that will be sure to inspire.”

In addition to the presenting sponsorship, OhioHealth will also support the event with medical services as the Official Healthcare Provider.

“As a company dedicated to quality and compassion, OhioHealth is the perfect presenting sponsor and healthcare provider for this inaugural race,” said Carola Ross, Chief Sales Officer for IRONMAN. “We look forward to working with OhioHealth as we provide the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio athletes with a safe and rewarding event experience.”

The triathlon begins with a single-loop, 1.2-mile swim in the Delaware Lake, followed by a flat and fast 56- mile bike course and a 13.1-mile run course that offers scenic country views and a fantastic finish in front of Selby Stadium.

Find more information on the IRONMAN 70.3 Ohio triathlon presented by OhioHealth at www.ironman.com/ohio70.3.

For more information on OhioHealth, visit www.ohiohealth.com. ###

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics and has been for five years in a row. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for nine years in a row, 2007-2015.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.

About IRONMAN

The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 250 events and five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN® 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IRONKIDS®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

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