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OSU-Tulsa named as a transition location for 2020 IRONMAN triathlon

Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Tulsa has been selected as a multi-year host venue for a new full-distance IRONMAN triathlon, and OSU-Tulsa will play a significant role in the event.

OSU-Tulsa is slated to serve as a transition location between the cycling and running stages of the inaugural Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Athletes will begin in Mannford, Oklahoma with a 2.4-mile swim, then undertake a 112-mile bike tour of the Tulsa area that will end at OSU-Tulsa. They will then start the final leg of the triathlon, a 26.2-mile run that will conclude at Guthrie Green.

“We are excited that Tulsa has been chosen to host the newest IRONMAN triathlon and particularly pleased that OSU-Tulsa will be one of the transition locations," said Ron Bussert, vice president for administration and finance at OSU-Tulsa, "We look forward to the opportunity to welcome these athletes to our campus and community."

Tulsa is the 40th city in the world to host IRONMAN and the first city in the U.S. to be selected since 2014. You can learn more about the 2020 Certified Piedmontese IRONMAN Tulsa triathlon on the IRONMAN website.

Aerial view of Oklahoma State University-Tulsa

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