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Thursday, July 8, 2010
Ford Iron Man St George 2010
Today's speaker was Kevin Lewis, Sprots & Events Director with the St George Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Kevin gave us a recap on the St George Iron Man, sharing a couple of videos and pictures and much feedback from the participants.
2,500 athletes signed up (the race was capped at 2,500). Only 2,150 athletes registered the day before, only 1,916 started the race, and only 1,634 finished. Kevin explained that the St George Iron Man is being claimed as the hardest course in North America. The people at Iron Man were impressed with the way the City of St George came together to pull this off. We had 4,300 volunteers, over 9,000 visitors came and spent an estimated $7.85 million in Washington County.
The male winner was Michael Weiss, finishing in 8 hrs 40 min.
The female winner was Heather Wurtele, finishing in 9 hrs 35 min.
The Kids Fun Run had an estimated 700 participants, this is the second largest Fun Run that the Iron Man circuit has ever had.
Iron Man has signed a 5 year contract with St George and will always be on the 1st Saturday of May.
Ford Iron Man St George website