Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality shortlisted to host 2017 World Ironman Championships

MAY 3, 2016

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality would like to express its appreciation to the Ironman Bid Committee for choosing the City as one of the shortlisted Cities to host the 2017 World Ironman Championships, it said.

Responding to the good news, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Executive Mayor, Danny Jordaan said: "The shortlist is a confirmation of the fact that we are a destination of to host global events of this magnitude. It is also a confirmation of the hard work that has been put in by Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality and its residents to make sure that this City is a destination of choice for major sport events".

Nelson Mandela Bay has been shortlisted with the Cities of Nice and Budapest.

"This is an honour for the City and the friendly people of Nelson Mandela Bay. We would like to express our commitment to the event. We will work hard to make sure that we secure the bid so that we can deliver the BEST WORLD IRONMAN CHAMPIONSHIPS," Executive Mayor Jordaan added.