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Ironman TCSD Presents World Championship NBC Viewing and Bob Babbit Interview with Cam Wurf
Jan 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
Ironman World Championship Viewing
with Special Guests Cam Wurf presented by Babbittville Radio
Come join us at our annual TCSD Ironman World Championship TV Show Viewing Party
Location: Qualcomm Auditorium Building Q (Map)
5:30-6:00 Volunteer Committee Meeting
6:00-6:30 Raffle and Announcements
6:30-7:00 Q&A by Bob Babbitt with Cam Wurf
7:00-8:15 Ironman Kona Viewing
Cam Wurf was an Olympic rower for Australia back in 2004 in Athens, moved on to become a professional cyclist with Team Sky and now is the best cyclist in the sport of triathlon. For the second year in a row he broke the bike course record in Kona and, after his first top ten finish in Kona- he took ninth- he went to Ironman Western Australia in early December and led until late in the marathon, took second and finished under eight hours. Cam also has one of the very best personalties in our sport!
Kona NBC History
Triathlon fans around the world are captivated every October as they follow the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The attention shifts from triathlon fans to sports enthusiasts a month later when the coverage of the KONA™ race appears on NBC.
Television coverage has been a key component of IRONMAN’s growth over the last 36 years. The KONA™ event first gained mainstream media attention in 1979 when an article about the event appeared in Sports Illustrated. The story caught the eye of an ABC Sports producer, and in 1980, IRONMAN became a regular feature on “Wide World of Sports.”
IRONMAN’s crowning moment came in 1982 when ABC’s cameras captured a scene that would be etched in the minds of millions for years to come as a young college student named Julie Moss crawled towards the finish line. Those images of courage and determination launched IRONMAN into an international sensation and have kept television viewers riveted to their sets ever since.