Casting is now open for a new 10-episode TV show, “IRONMAN: Quest for Kona,” coming to NBCUniversal and other top international broadcasters in the fall of 2017.
The series, which will follow 10 athletes on their journey to the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, will make use of self-shot footage from the athletes to show a real-time view of what it’s like training for a 140.6. Each episode will run for 30 minutes.
“We are always looking for new opportunities to showcase the extraordinary physical abilities and inspirational journeys of our competitors,” Christopher Stadler, chief marketing officer of IRONMAN, said in a press release. “This documentary style program allows us to go into greater depth as we share the sacrifices and commitment that IRONMAN athletes demonstrate to reach their goals.”
Each episode will feature one athlete at a specific IRONMAN qualifier, showcasing not only the individual journey but the race and location as well. While there is no guarantee every athlete will qualify for the big event in Kona, the series will demonstrate the trials and tribulations of long-distance triathlons and all that goes into even one race—let alone qualifying for the world championship in October.
Audition videos should be no longer than two minutes and are due by Feb. 6. For more information about the series, as well as the application process, visit IRONMAN.com.
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