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Ironman extends Facebook Watch live coverage in 2020 Ironman extends Facebook Watch live coverage in 2020
IRONMAN organisers will continue live event coverage on Facebook Watch via the IRONMAN Now® Facebook page for the third straight year, featuring 19 events... Ironman extends Facebook Watch live coverage in 2020

IRONMAN organisers will continue live event coverage on Facebook Watch via the IRONMAN Now® Facebook page for the third straight year, featuring 19 events from around the world in 2020.

As the number of events receiving Facebook Watch live coverage has increased each year, so too have the fans tuning in. Over the past two years, more than 5.3 million people have watched at least one minute of an IRONMAN live event broadcast on Facebook.

4 Regional, 2 World Championships

Available globally to fans on Facebook, the 19 events covered this season will come from 12 different countries and four continents, with coverage debuting on March 7 from the Nutri-Grain IRONMAN® New Zealand in Taupō.

Four regional championships, including the IRONMAN African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa, will feature on the schedule.

The Vega IRONMAN World Championship, which takes place annually in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i, will again receive robust week-long programming, culminating in nearly a full-day of live race coverage on October 10.

The extensive 2020 coverage concludes where it began in Taupō, New Zealand with the 2020 IRONMAN® 70.3® World Championship, which takes place on Nov. 28-29. Nearly 6,000 of the best triathletes in the world will converge around The Great Lake Taupõ District for what will become the largest event in the series’ history.

Unique production for triathlon fans

IRONMAN will produce its live coverage for a connected audience, incorporating unique viewer interaction through Facebook Watch Parties, real-time polls, fan discussion, and user-generated content from spectators along the course.

The fully produced live event coverage will be hosted by past champions of IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, including Dede Griesbauer, Matt Lieto, and Michael Lovato, as well as IRONMAN World Champions and Hall of Famers Paula Newby Fraser and Greg Welch.

Live race coverage of multiple events as well as a range of on-demand programming will be available on Facebook Watch globally via the IRONMAN Now Facebook Page. Click here to access the Facebook Now page.

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