November 1st, 2017
Ironman CEO Andrew Messick has some interesting, and mostly positive things to say. He speculates on a future IPO of some sort. The Forbes SportsMoney desk jockeys have a different perspective. Well worth continuing to listen after Messick finishes.
Among other things they say "Dalian Wanda is in a world of hurt".
Apparently South Africa is about to be awarded the Rugby World Cup 2023. Hopefully the host cities have learned something about the bidding processes and associated costs from what is going on down in Nelson Mandela Bay.
The latest status is that they are looking for ways to patch the roads now, rather than relay them in order to come in at an acceptable budget. This right after the opposition in the city council tried to reverse the appointment of Ironman Championship boss Rebecca Nyangaresi-Gatan. Which makes seem increasingly unlikely that a good compromise will be found.
The other Interesting news is the logo competition is hotting up. Yup, the design for the event logo was supposed to be in by the end of October. Nothing much of a surprise, but from this we learn the City council are also leading the project to get bids on an event design. It's not clear if this is on a passthrough basis, or the city taxpayers are paying for the logo as well?
Finally, it what looks like a rambling op-ed, a citizen says it's more than just a race.