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Posted: October 21, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Triathlon: 2009 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 Media Credential Application Now Available Online

(Tampa Bay, Fla.) Oct. 20, 2009 -- Ironman is now accepting applications from all media members interested in covering this year's Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3, Presented by Ford, taking place on Saturday, Nov. 14, in Clearwater, Fla. Journalists covering the event for media purposes are asked to submit a media credential application, now available online. All media credential applications will be processed online and can be accessed by clicking the "Media Related Downloads" link in the "Media Center" section of Ironman's official Web site,

Only media with a letter confirming assignment from a managing editor, producer or publisher will be granted media credentials. The application deadline for media credentials is Friday, Nov. 13. As applications are processed, media will be notified of their access via e-mail. All media granted credentials must secure those credentials no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. Credentials can be secured in the Ironman 70.3 Media Center located in the "Citrus/Mangrove" Rooms of the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort. The Ironman 70.3 Media Center will be open Wednesday, Nov. 11, through Saturday, Nov. 14.

Media are encouraged to attend the Pre-Race Press Conference scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, at Pier 60. Media will have the opportunity to interview last year's top three to five male and female finishers, as well as several special interest age group athletes. The Post-Race Press Conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the post-race finish area. The professional men's press conference will start shortly after the top three to five men cross the finish line. The same procedure will be followed for the professional women's press conference. Please see the Ironman 70.3 Media Team for specific details relative to the post-race finish area.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Jessica Weidensall at, (813) 868-5914 or (813) 918-3849. Media interested in more information relating to the event, Ironman/70.3 history, statistics and results may download last year's media guide by visiting "Media Related Downloads" under the "Media Center" section of This year's official media guide will be available on by Monday, Nov. 9.

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