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Regional Mayors and Officials meet to continue discussions on plans for the Ironman 70.3 Western Mass Triathlon

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno and city officials welcomed West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt, Westfield Mayor Michael McCabe, Agawam Mayor William Sapelli, President of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB) Mary Kay Wydra, Sr. Regional Director for the Ironman Group Dave Christen, and officials and representatives from Agawam, Southwick, Granville, MassDOT and the Hampden County Sheriff’s Department to continue discussions on the plans and logistics for the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Western Mass Triathlon in June 2023.

The Ironman 70.3 Western Mass Triathlon will consist of a 70.3-mile journey as athletes take on a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run. 

Mayor Sarno states, “On behalf of the City of Springfield, I want to thank Dave Christen and the Ironman Group for choosing the city of Springfield and the surround communities for their Western Massachusetts triathlon.  Thanks also to Mary Kay Wydra and the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau for helping to coordinate this event, and thanks to special shout out to my Chief of Staff Tom Ashe, my city team and everyone involved for their ongoing efforts in reviewing the plans and making the logistics for this 70.3-mile triathlon event possible.  This event will welcome approximately 2,500 athletes and their families and supporters.  The economic spinoff of this event will greatly benefit our regional hotels, restaurants and other establishments, as well as local area attractions including our Dr. Suess Museum, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, MGM Springfield, our restaurant and dinning districts, and other regional attractions such as the Big E, and Six Flags New England, just to name a few.  This will add to our city’s economic development vibrancy and I am looking forward to welcoming and cheering these world class athletes on!”  

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