Is an Ironman announcement coming soon for Penticton?

Ironman Triathlon has teased some news will be coming Tuesday

Ironman Triathlon has teased some news will be coming on Tuesday and social media watchers are guessing it has to do with the South Okanagan region.

City of Penticton staff have been in talks with Ironman Canada officials for at least seven months about seeing the event return to the city. The proposal was backed by city council at the May 7 meeting where council directed staff to negotiate a five-year contract with the organization to see its return in 2020.

READ MORE: Ironman Canada to return to Penticton in 2020

One Twitter user said they used the power of reverse image search to try and figure out the distorted picture that Ironman sent out on Wednesday and believe it to be the Penticton region.

Dave Christen, regional director of Ironman for Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada, told city council in May that the organization has changed since leaving Penticton about six years ago. He said they have expanded globally, hosting 41 races with 100,000 registrants, 2.5 million spectators and have a digital reach of 132 million.

“Penticton was, and is, what we often reference as the benchmark of our industry in our internal conversations as a company. We often look back at what was set as a precedent, here. Its traditions, the energy that was built, it was something we try to emulate everywhere else,” Christen said to council.

To report a typo, email: editor@pentictonwesternnews.com.


@PentictonNews
newstips@pentictonwesternnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Similkameen orchardists file lawsuit over ancestral remains site

Lawsuit alleges individuals entered the property by force

Okanagan Vinyl Fest spins into Penticton

Fundraiser for Peach City Radio features albums from vendors all over the province

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer makes announcement in Okanagan today

Sheer will be making the annoucement in Lake Country

Santa and the Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association brave the rain for 32nd annual Toy Run

The riders gathered up donations for the St. Vincent De Paul Society in Penticton.

Kelowna classroom where child allegedly overdosed re-opens after cleaning

An 8-year-old was unresponsive and unable to walk after ingesting an unknown substance at school.

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Decision on Sagmoen voir dire expected today

Media outlets to tackle publication ban in Vernon courts

National weather forecasters predict average fall, cold winter

The Weather Network says precipitation will about average in most parts of Canada

Morning Start: Do you know who first played the Joker?

Your morning start for Monday, September 16.

Two dead, two in critical condition in highway crash near Campbell River

Highway 19 reopened Sunday night after it was closed in both directions

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Federal party leaders address gun violence after weekend shooting near Toronto

One teen was killed and five people injured in the shooting

Video: Rain doesn’t deter Terry Fox runners in Salmon Arm

Dozens showed up to continue the Canadian icon’s marathon of hope.

Athlete of the Week: William Buttar

Though he is little, William Buttar is fierce as he makes his introduction into the sporting world

Most Read