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Innovecs Supports Ukrainian Triathletes For 2012 Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii

Innovecs sponsors two outstanding Ukrainian triathletes for 2012 IRONMAN World Championship.

Maxim Kriat from Lviv and Viktor Zyemtsev from Donetsk, will join the world’s 50 best triathlon athletes to compete in the IRONMAN professional division race for the total prize of $650 000.00

The IRONMAN is the world’s largest sports platform which celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. The Championship, held on 13 October in Kona, Hawaii, will bring together about 1,800 athletes from all over the World. To earn the title of IRONMAN, they will cover the distance of 226 km: 3.86 km swim, 180.25 km bike and 42.2 km full marathon run.

‘Innovecs is proud to help Maxim and Viktor represent Ukraine at this highly competitive sporting venue. Being a global company but working out of Ukraine, we strongly believe that Ukraine’s unique potential in sports, science, education and other areas should be actively promoted internationally. These guys are an amazing example to follow and we applaud their stamina and perseverance. We are a constantly expanding business, and just like them we aim to excel and be among leaders in conquering new markets’, says Alex Lutskiy, СЕО Innovecs.

In the last decade, Ukraine has been the leading provider of software development and IT outsourcing services in Central and Eastern Europe. Ukrainian highly-skilled IT professionals are an integral part of the industry which regularly delivers quality services to global markets.
October 13th 2012 Ironman World Championship | Kailua-Kona, Hawaiʻi 

About the Ironman World Championship

The inaugural “Hawaiian IRON MAN Triathlon” was conceptualized in 1977 as a way to challenge athletes who had seen success at a local biathlon. San Diego-based John Collins proposed combining the three toughest endurance races in Hawai’i – the 2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of the Around-O’ahu Bike Race and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon – into one event.

On Feb. 18, 1978, 15 people came to Waikiki to take on the IRONMAN challenge. Prior to racing, each received three sheets of paper with a few rules and a course description. The last page read: “Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!”

In 1981, the race moved from the tranquil shores of Waikiki to the barren lava fields of Kona on the Big Island of Hawai’i. Along the Kona Coast, black lava rock dominates the panorama, and athletes battle the “ho’omumuku” crosswinds of 45 mph, 95 degree temperatures and a scorching sun.

Now in its 34th year, the IRONMAN World Championship centers on the dedication and courage exhibited by participants who demonstrate the Ironman mantra that “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE. ®” On Oct. 13, nearly 1,800 athletes will embark on a 140.6-mile journey that presents the ultimate test of body, mind and spirit to earn the title of “IRONMAN.”


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