Full-distance IRONMAN race returning to Coeur d’Alene in 2023

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A competitor dumps icy water over his head at an aid station during the marathon portion of the 2021 Coeur d'Alene Ironman on Sunday, June 27, 2021, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. 

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho – IRONMAN 70.3 returns to Coeur d’Alene on Saturday and the full IRONMAN race will be back again next year.

On Tuesday, the Coeur d’Alene City Council voted unanimously to bring the full-distance race back to town.

“We are so thrilled to see such an appetite for full distance triathlon racing in Coeur d’Alene,” said Tim Brosious, Northwest Regional Director for the IRONMAN Group. “With the longstanding history Coeur d’Alene has built within the triathlon community over the years, we know our athletes will be excited to once again race 140.6 miles across Northern Idaho’s best terrain on offer.”

IRONMAN competitors often boast Coeur d’Alene as one of the best race locations because of its beautiful scenery.

“We are super excited to host a full distance IRONMAN® race in Coeur d’Alene again next year! After talking to our IRONMAN team and athletes over the past year it has been clear that there is a strong desire for another full distance race here,” said Britt Bachtel-Browning, Vice President of North Idaho Sports Commission. “The past few years of the pandemic has produced a huge pent-up demand to race, and Coeur d’Alene just hits it out of the park in terms of where people want to race and bring their families to visit. This event really brings out the best in people. From the volunteers who give their hearts to support and encourage athletes, to the City personnel and IRONMAN staff who are dedicated to keeping everyone safe, to the joy of an IRONKIDS® race with hundreds of little ones beaming with pride after earning their medal, to the athletes of all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds who push themselves to achieve something great. As an IRONMAN finisher myself, I can’t tell you how many times when faced with a challenge, I remind myself ‘You did an IRONMAN triathlon! You can do anything!’ Needless to say, I am excited! I deeply cherish our relationship with IRONMAN, and I’m honored to have another year of IRONMAN and all that it brings!”

The race is set for June 26, 2023.

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