The 2019 Ironman World Championship

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Formerly serving as the head of business operations at BNY Mellon Investment Management, Scott Bushley joined Granite Point Capital as a partner responsible for finances and operations in 2018. Outside of his responsibilities in providing strategic direction and counsel for all of the firm’s operations, Scott Bushley enjoys athletic pursuits like hiking and biking. Moreover, he has participated in more than two-dozen triathlons.

The ultimate triathlon event of the year is the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. The annual event was first held in 1978 after Judy and John Collins thought to combine Hawaii’s three most demanding endurance races: the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112-mile Around-Oahu Bike Race, and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon. Fifteen people competed in the inaugural event, and now, more than 95,000 athletes seek to qualify for the World Championship at more than three dozen Ironman events per year.

The 2019 Ironman World Championship is sponsored by the plant-based nutrition brand Vega and will take place October 12 in Kailua-Kona. It will be broadcast live via IRONMAN NOW on Facebook Watch and on select regional TV networks, including NBC Sports in the US. Last year’s event had almost 20 million views on Facebook Watch.

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