Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Taupo welcomes new world Ironman date

Taupō District Mayor, David Trewavas, has welcomed this week’s confirmation that the Taupō District will host the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in 2024.

Taupō District was originally set to host the 2020 and then 2022 edition, prior to the event cancellations due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19.

Mayor Trewavas said he was excited to secure the new date for the world championship to be held on December 14 and 15, 2024.

“We are proud to be the home of IRONMAN in New Zealand and are ready to show the rest of the world exactly why that is. We have been working closely with stakeholders and are very pleased to see both council and government support roll over to the new date,” he said.

He said the event was expected to provide a $27 million economic boost for the region, due to the large number of international athletes and spectators expected to attend.

“We have already laid the foundations to host the world’s best, and we can’t wait to deliver an event like no other, allowing us to showcase both the Taupō District and New Zealand to the rest of the world. Bring on 2024,” the Mayor said.

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