Month: January 2020

Shane Facteau On How The IRONMAN Group is Bringing Cities To Life Around The Globe Through Triathlon, Running, Cycling, and Mountain Biking

Where’s your next race-cation going to be? One of the things we love about racing is traveling to new cities, discovering exciting places, exploring new terrain, and there is no shortage of opportunities thanks to The IRONMAN Group.

Shane Facteau is the Chief Operating Officer of The IRONMAN Group. Shane has been with the company for 20 years from the initial launch of the iconic IRONMAN Lake Placid to the now 235+ events worldwide.  On this episode Shane shares exciting news about new races and cities being added to IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and  IRONMAN® 70.3  Series. Marni and Shane talk Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® , Abbott World Marathon Majors, and the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™. Shane shares the philosophy and approach behind  The IRONMAN Group selection process on where to host events, how the company prioritizes athlete experience, and how the events impact economic development and tourism.

In the spirit of triathlon, this episode is the second in a three part series, with three unique guests from The IRONMAN Group  on the history, growth, and future of the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and triathlon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® and running and mass participation sports events around the globe.   If you haven’t already downloaded the Marni on the Move conversation with Andrew Messick, The IRONMAN Group President and CEO, we highly recommend you have a listen to get the scoop on all of the great acquisitions, digital offerings, new website, growth and expansion of the company.

As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries.

In addition to aforementioned races, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that also includes IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series,  the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races.

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Andrew Messick On The Growth of The IRONMAN Group, Its Digital & Experiential Ecosystem, and The Future of Mass Participation Sports

Welcome and welcome back! If you’re an avid listener, you know I have a thing for running and triathlon, so it should come as no surprise that I went to the top of the top to get you the inside scoop on what’s happening in the world of endurance sports.  In the spirit of triathlon, this episode is one of a three part series, with three unique guests from The IRONMAN Group  on the history, growth, and future of the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and triathlon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series® and running and mass participation sports events around the globe.  We will also cover the philosophy and approach behind the cities where these races are held, how the events impact economic development and tourism, some additional industry insight, including Andrew Messick’s thoughts on the Professional Triathlete Organisation (PTO) and of course, we do a deep dive into the coaching programs and certifications now offered by The IRONMAN Group and where that business is going in 2020.

On this episode Marni sync’s up with the President and CEO for The IRONMAN Group, Andrew Messick. Andrew shares the origins of IRONMAN and how a competition between friends in the Navy has inspired the evolution of the world’s largest mass participation endurance sports company, The IRONMAN Group.  Marni and Andrew talk about IRONMAN’s early roots and first races to its now 41st consecutive year of growth and the game changing acquisitions positioning The IRONMAN Group as the world’s largest mass participation sports company with triathlon, cycling, mountain biking and running. They sync up about IRONMAN’s digital expansion with their brand new website and new IRONMAN Training Companion App powered by PKRS as well as a successful content partnership with Facebook Watch. Andrew also shares his career trajectory from the NBA and AEG Worldwide to The IRONMAN Group and how the global experience positioned him for this role as CEO, and of course the training and races that fuel Andrew for success.

As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries.

In addition to aforementioned races, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that also includes IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series,  the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races.

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Shannon Vaughn On Digital Detoxing, Spa in a Box, and Wellness for The Modern World

Wellness entrepreneur, Shannon Vaughn is the CEO + Founder of Pursoma. For Shannon, it all began when faced with two life changing health crises and a decision to pursue a path of alternative holistic healing and modalities. Pursoma is a wellness company offering a variety of bath and body products including body polishes, bath treatments, essential oils, and detox teas. Pursoma is all about Wellness for the Modern World™ offering a bevy of treatments to help you relax, detox and refresh, soothing the body from the inside out.  Treatments include After The Class (a collaboration with Taryn Toomey), Digital Detox, Seaweed Body Polish to Pursoleil Body Oil , Sweet Sleep Banana Chamomile Tea and many more.

All of the ingredients are eco-cert, organic, hand-harvested, locally grown at the Pursoma farm, and sustainable farms in France.  They are all founder sourced, personally by Shannon, to get her official stamp of approval, also known as FSI (Founder Sourced Ingredients).

Shannon and I sync up about the two life changing health crises she faced in 2011 and the alternative holistic healing and modalities that inspired her journey into wellness and the launch of Pursoma. We talk about how she has grown the brand from its original launch at one store and eight SKU’s at Shen in Brooklyn to distribution in 200 luxury retail boutiques, 500 Ulta Beauty locations and her expansion into boutiques in Korea, The GCC, and the EU this year. We talk about Pursoma’s  collaboration with The Class and Taryn Toomey, After The Class, and the experience they had sourcing crystals with the Rock Hounds in the Pioneer Mountains in Idaho. And of course Shannon shares the fitness and wellness routines that fuel her for success.

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Pursoma is offering Marni on the Move listeners a complimentary detox tea with the purchase of a bath treatment. Head over to www.pursomalife.com and use the code “Calming Tea” and enjoy.

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Mad Ritual CBD Balm has changed my sports and fitness recovery game in a big way!  Get ready to recover like a rebel with these awesome high quality CBD infused products! Their CBD Balm is off the charts amazing! And I’m not the only one that thinks so, Mad Ritual has 100+ five star reviews. They also offer a terrific CBD infused total recovery supplements. Not just for athletes, the products are formulated to ease all of the aches and pains that come along with being an active human.  So, if you’re sore from life, Mad Ritual gets it. Founded by women, athletes, and active entrepreneurs, they are committed to helping active folks bring more balance to their lives. Shop with our code marnionthemove for 15% off your purchase.