IRONMAN Announces the Date to Watch the Nice and Kona World Cup Documentary 

This December 30, at 9 a.m. EST, a special documentary about the historic 2023 IRONMAN World Championship will premiere.  

For the first time in 45 years, this iconic event has been divided into two venues: Nice, France, and Kona, Hawaii.  

This documentary, which will be broadcast for free on Outside Watch, promises to be a window to the most prestigious competition in triathlon. 

The Documentary: A Look at the History and Evolution of IRONMAN  

Running 90 minutes, the documentary not only immerses viewers in the rich history and evolution of IRONMAN, but also highlights the stories of extraordinary athletes.  

Since its inception in 1978, the IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship has been a showcase of physical skill, endurance and, above all, inspiring stories of perseverance and resilience. 

You can take a look at the trailer to get into the “ambiance”

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Among the prominent figures in the documentary are Lucy Charles-Barclay, in search of a title that has eluded him after four second places. 

Sam Laidlow, aspiring to be the youngest winner and give France its first world title 

Els Visser, shipwreck survivor and IRONMAN champion, looking to make history at the first women-only World Championship. 

Nadine Hunt, aiming to be the first indigenous Australian woman to compete and finish in Kona. 

Dale Mackey, former “Top Chef Canada” winner, looking to complete the prestigious championship in Nice 

Cyril Del Pistoia, who, after being diagnosed with acute leukemia, competed in Nice proving that anything is possible.  

Additionally, retired lieutenant colonel Sara Whittingham, diagnosed with Parkinson's, competes to inspire others. 

Documentary Technical Production  

The documentary was recorded with 12 portable cameras, two underwater cameras, five drones and two helicopters, offering a unique view of the competition. 

Since its first special in 1991, the show has received 54 Sports Emmy nominations and won 16 awards. 


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