6 Things To Know About the Ironman Championship 2022 in St George

Utah will host the Ironman Worldwide Championship this year. Officials announced that the event will be taking place in St. George on May 7. From the Ironman press release, uncertainty about Hawaii’s ability to host the event forced organizers to change venues for the first time since 1978

St. George will have the honor of hosting the event for the first time outside of Hawaii in over 44 year-history. The reasons for this choice were based on the strong community support, the challenging course, and the previous experience hosting athletes participating in other major events.

The Mayor of Hawaii County sent a heartfelt Mahalo to the City of St. George for allowing the athletes to have a stage to compete on as they prepare their shores to welcome back the Ironman Championship to be held in October.

What is The Ironman?

We’ve all heard of Ironman, but what exactly is it? Well, the Ironman consists of three long-distance series that are performed in the following order: a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride, and a 26.22-mile marathon run.

The Ironman World Championship has become famous for its grueling duration, tough race conditions, and television coverage. It is considered one of the most difficult sporting events in the world.

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Can Anyone Do an Ironman?

Of course. By dedicating hours of training, thousands of people reach the finish line every year. It is recommended to prepare at least one year before the competition.

It should also be considered that in some competitions you can only participate after qualification.

How Long Does It Take to Complete an Ironman?​

Professional athletes have managed to complete the competition in less than 8 hours, however, those times are out of reach for the average person. A great time for people between 30-35 years old is 13 hours.

What Is the Course of the St. George’s Ironman?​

The swim starts at Sand Hollow Reservoir. The bicycle ride goes through the communities of Hurricane, Washington, St. George, Santa Clara and Ivins. The run starts and ends in St. George, traveling the Red Hills Parkway and then descending to the finish line on Main Street.

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Where to Stay?​

If you’re looking for the best resort in St. George, Coral Canyon Resort is the place for you. Just a 10-minute drive from the starting point at Sand Hollow Reservoir. Each unit on The Eighth has its own private pool, hot tub, custom fire pit, and BBQ grill so that you can relax before and after the competition.

Need help booking? Don’t worry, contact us, and our reservations team would be happy to help!

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When & Where?​

St. George on May 7, 2022.

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