WTC Ironman races are not sanctioned by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and are therefore not official triathlon world championships in the view of ITU. However, WTC and the Ironman Triathlon have been in existence longer than the ITU, and the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon is considered by most to be the most prestigious event on the annual triathlon calendar.
Throughout his tenure, Friedland attended more than a dozen Ironman Triathlon World Championship races in Kona, Hawaii. After celebrating the successful 25th anniversary of the Ironman Triathlon in 2004, Friedland expressed interest in significantly reducing his role and amount of travel.
Ben Fertic, formerly Vice President of Information Systems, succeeded Friedland as President of WTC in 2004. Fertic, an Ironman finisher, joined WTC in 2000 and has been heavily involved in the business operations and day-to-day decision making for WTC. During Fertic's tenure as VP, he was instrumental in creating Ironman Live, the online presence of the Ironman Triathlon, which helped bring the race's online presence and the races themselves to a new level, including online video streaming of the events.
Jarden Consumer Solutions and World Triathlon Corporation Announce Agreement to Launch a New Line of Ironman-Branded Heated and Cold Sports Wraps.
Nov 19, 2011; Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS), a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), and World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owner and...