IronMan fans and athletes will benefit from promotional fares
Qatar Airways and IronMan have entered a long-term global partnership, making Qatar Airways the Official Airline Partner of the Global IronMan Series and IronMan 70.3 Series through to the 2025 season.
IronMan triathlons are a series of full-distance races composed of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride, and a 26.2-mile run, completed in that order.
The partnership was marked at the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum in Doha, Qatar. Along with leadership from both organisations.
Lulwa Al Marri, the first Qatari female athlete to complete a full distance IronMan race, was in attendance.
Qatar’s national carrier will be the title partner of the 2022 editions of IronMan 70.3 Sunshine Coast; IronMan Maryland; IronMan 70.3 Washington, and IronMan 70.3 Western Sydney triathlons.
Athletes, officials and fans can make flight connections via Brisbane Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Sydney Airport.
Qatar Tourism will also be promoted to athletes and spectators across the global IronMan series as part of the partnership.
Athletes travelling to IronMan or IronMan 70.3 events using Qatar Airways will have access to a range of benefits, such as promotional fares for themselves and family members, and for those travelling to or via Qatar.
Speaking about the announcement, Qatar Airways Group chief executive and Qatar Tourism chairman Akbar Al Baker said: "Our partnership with The IronMan Group is a natural fit for our brand, where human endeavour proves that anything is possible. We admire the relentless effort and dedication of the athletes, attributes we strive to reflect in the way we serve our customers.
“IronMan races are hosted in different cities across the world, making our global network the perfect medium through which to connect endurance sports enthusiasts, athletes, supporters, and officials.”
The IronMan Group president and CEO Andrew Messick added: “Providing our athletes with an unmatched race experience is at the core of what we do, so we’re thrilled to partner with an airline that reflects our customer-centric approach and is committed to the highest standards in everything they do.
"Our IronMan events have long brought together different communities and cultures through their love of endurance sport, so how better to continue doing this than with the world’s fastest growing airline. This is the beginning of an exciting partnership for both of us, our athletes, and future athletes and supporters who we hope to welcome at an event in the near future.”