Ironman to broadcast live races on Facebook

Ironman have teamed up with Facebook to provide live coverage of the 2018 Ironman season. The coverage will be available globally to fans of, and debuts on Sunday, June 24 for Ironman France. In total it will cover a total of 16 races across 3 continents. This includes extensive coverage of the 2018 World Championship, which will also be available on NBC Sports for fans in the United States.
In addition to the live race coverage, there will be 20-episode live weekly show titled “Ironman: 40 Years of Dreams,” which celebrates Ironman’s 40th anniversary, will debut on Facebook Watch July 5, 2018 and run through November 15, 2018.


“We are thrilled to add Facebook to our lineup of global digital and broadcast partners.” said Matthieu van Veen, Chief Revenue Officer for Ironman. “We are excited to bring this live and interactive experience to our global community, giving it a new way to watch and engage with Ironman. We are confident that our lineup of programming will have broad global appeal to our loyal athletes and fans and will introduce new athletes to our community.”
The live events will be hosted by IM World Champion and  Hall of Famer Greg Welch, three-time IRONMAN Champion Michael Lovato, and three-time IM champion Dede Griesbauer.  Ann Wessling and Michael Lovato will host the live weekly show and provide a comprehensive and interactive round-up of the previous week’s races, as well as deliver race previews and news around the season. Eight-time IM World Champion Paula Newby Fraser will also provide her unique perspective on the quest to qualify for the 2018 IM World Championship. 

Live race coverage of the following events as well as live weekly episodes and a range of on-demand programming will be available in the United States on Facebook Watch and globally via the IRONMAN now Facebook Page –



Event Name


Race Date


Nice, France

June 24


Klagenfurt, Austria

July 1

Mainova IRONMAN European Championship

Frankfurt, Germany

July 8


Bolton, England

July 15

IRONMAN Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York

July 22


Hamburg, Germany

July 29

IRONMAN Maastricht

Maastricht, The Netherlands

Aug 5

Subaru IRONMAN Mont Tremblant

presented by Sportium

Mont Tremblant, Canada

Aug 19

IRONMAN 70.3 Zell am See-Kaprun

Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria

Aug 26

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship

Nelson Mandalay Bay, South Africa

Sept 1-2

IRONMAN Wisconsin

Madison, Wisconsin

Sep 9

IRONMAN Italy Emilia Romagna

Cervia, Italy

Sep 22

Little Debbie IRONMAN Chattanooga

presented by McKee A Family Bakery

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sep 30

IRONMAN Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Oct 7

IRONMAN World Championship (*)

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Oct 13


Tempe, Arizona

Nov 18

(*) Live coverage on NBC Sports  in the United States

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