No sooner had Ironman revealed its new owner this morning than the comments started flying in on social media.
>>> Ironman bought by China’s Dalian Wanda group for $650
No surprise really – it’s triathlon’s biggest corporate deal yet, and involves arguably the sport’s biggest player, a brand that has gone from a handful of endurance enthusiasts in Hawaii to a global business worth $650m.
So what do triathletes and other commentators think? Well some are (understandably) concerned this might lead to a rise in entry prices:
Others wonder if there will be a change at feed stations:
And Joe Richer hopes it doesn’t mean any changes for the famous finish line chute salute:
More than one reader thinks it’ll be ‘business as usual’:
Killian Long points out there’s still a long way for triathlon to go in China:
Tony Ball hopes the live coverage will benefit:
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Finally, Tim Tansley says now might be the time to start investing in tattoo removal firms:
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