Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ironman generates $6.6 million for Washington County economy

St. George’s first stab at a half-distance Ironman triathlon drew nearly 8,000 visitors and generated $6.6 million for the local economy, according to estimates released by the St. George Convention and Tourism Office. Athletes and visitors from 45 states and 22 countries spent more than 9,800 nights in area hotels, many getting their first taste of Southern Utah and many vowing to return again. The Spectrum