Fayetteville top contender for 2020 Ironman Triathlon


Northwest Arkansas might be the new face of the Ironman competition. 

Fayetteville was named one of four finalists to host a new Ironman Triathlon event in 2020, and Wednesday organizers with the triathlon were in town to scout the area.

Scouters are looking for specifics for the final city such as the downtown area and airport location for the heavy traffic that the triathlon would bring. 

“So we did a really lengthy process, soliciting bids from places all over the country, primarily targeted within this region and Fayetteville ticked a lot of those boxes on several fronts,” said Scott Langen.

Other finalists include Des Moines, Iowa, Memphis, Tenn.,  and Tulsa, Okla. 

The winning city is expected to be announced in June. 

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