Economic impact of IM 70.3 World Championship St. George expected to be around 15 million USD

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We had to be patient for the event to finally take place, but this weekend it’s on: the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George. With over 3000 athletes on the start line, St. George is getting ready for one of the biggest triathlon events in the world.

And that’s a good thing for the local economy. According to Ironman, athletes generally stay around six nights in the host city, generating some nice income for hotels and other accommodations. The total local economic impact of all these athletes spending time in St. George is expected to be somewhere between 15 and 20 million US dollar.

“We are thrilled to be in St George, and active participants in driving positives for the local economy as we return to world championship racing,” Diana Bertsch, Senior Vice President of the World Championship Events for The Ironman Group, commented. “The economic impact stemming from the Ironman 70.3 World Championship goes well beyond race week. Leading up to and after the event, athletes and accompanied travelers will explore the amazing sights that make Greater Zion such an incredible location.”