Sam Carr of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Boulder, Maggie Rusch of Colorado victorious in the second edition of the IRONMAN Tulsa Certified Piedmontese Beef Triathlon

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May 22, 2022

Athletes from around the world gather in Tulsa for Oklahoma’s only full-distance IRONMAN triathlon

TULSA, Oklahoma. (May 22, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Northeast Oklahoma provided a stunning backdrop for the second annual Certified Piedmont Beef IRONMAN Triathlon on Sunday, May 22. Athletes from around the world started the IRONMAN Certified Piedmontese Beef Triathlon, it was local Tulsa, Okla. U25-29 age group athlete Sam Carr took the hard-fought victory in his hometown with a time of 9:29:59. On the women’s side, Maggie Rusch of Boulder, Colo., in the F35-39 age group, took the top honors with a final time of 10:03:45.

Complete results for the IRONMAN Tulsa 2022 Certified Piedmontese Beef Triathlon are available at www.ironman.com/im-tulsa-results.

The 2022 Certified Piedmont Beef IRONMAN Tulsa took athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run through Tulsa and surrounding areas . The swim took place at Keystone Lake located in Keystone State Park near Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Once out of the water, athletes took off on the 112-mile bike, a point-to-point course starting at Keystone Lake and taking athletes through some of Tulsa’s most scenic areas, including parts of Osage and Tulsa County. Athletes had the opportunity to ride portions of the Osage Hills and experience the verdant terrain that makes up Northeast Oklahoma’s “Green Country.” Athletes complete the bike leg in downtown Tulsa on the Oklahoma State University-Tulsa campus. Capping off their 140.6-mile journey, the athletes traveled through scenic, historic and bustling downtown Tulsa to Route 66 where it connects to the River Parks Trail System. Runners experienced a fast, flat course with views of the Arkansas River as they zipped past Tulsa’s Gathering Place and back downtown to finish at beautiful Guthrie Green. IRONMAN Tulsa 2022 Certified Piedmont Beef Offered 45 Age Group Qualifying Slots in the 2022 IRONMAN Supersapiens World Championship® in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 6 and 8, 2022.

IRONMAN will return to Tulsa on May 21, 2023. General registration for the 2023 event will open May 30, 2022 and can be accessed by visiting www.ironman.com/im-tulsa.

For more information on the IRONMAN Tulsa Certified Piedmont Beef Triathlon, visit www.ironman.com/im-tulsa. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and the series of global events, visit www.ironman.com. Media related inquiries can be directed to [email protected]

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The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes IRONMAN®Triathlon series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon series, the IRONMAN®Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Rock ‘n’ Roll®Running Series, The Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®World Triathlon Championship Series, premier racing events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and City2Surf®UTMB®World Series events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, Epic Series™ mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®road cycling events including the Haute Route®, and other multi-sport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest mass sports operator in the world, bringing the benefits of endurance sports to more than one million participants each year through the company’s extensive offerings. Since the creation of the iconic IRONMAN®brand and its first event in 1978, athletes proved that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE®crossing finish lines around the world. Starting out as a single race, the IRONMAN group has grown into a global sensation with hundreds of events in over 55 countries. The IRONMAN group is owned by Advance, a private family business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com/about-ironman-group.

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