The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) has honored IRONMAN with two nominations for the television coverage of the 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship race. The nominations were received for Outstanding Edited Sports Event Coverage (IRONMAN World Championship—NBC) and Outstanding Short Feature (“Peace, Love, Grace”).
The Outstanding Short Feature for 2013 was the story of Chris McDonnell, an athlete who raced to fulfill a promise he made to his daughter, Grace, a first-grader who attended Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. (Watch the feature here.)
“The IRONMAN World Championship showcases not only the top endurance athletes in the world, but also some of the most awe-inspiring stories of courage and determination from the athletes and everyday people competing alongside them,” said Christopher Stadler, Chief Marketing Officer of IRONMAN and Executive Producer. “These remarkable stories are told poignantly through the work of our long standing production team at Texas Crew. We are thrilled about these nominations as they are a true testament to the production quality of the 2013 show and the power of the IRONMAN brand.”
A fixture on NBC since 1991, the IRONMAN World Championship broadcast has garnered over 40 Emmy nominations and has captured 16 Emmy awards along with a number of other accolades.
The 35th Annual Sports Emmy® Awards will be given out on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 in New York City.
The 2013 GoPro IRONMAN World Championship will reair this evening at 8:00 PM on the NBC Sports Network (USA). A DVD of the show is available for purchase at www.ironman.store.com.