Actually, it should be a great day for all sports fans: Next Sunday, June 28, the Ironman should have taken place in Frankfurt. But now it was not only postponed, but completely cancelled. But there is a great alternative program: Mainova is celebrating Hesse's big sports day together with the Hessischer Rundfunk (hr) and the city of Frankfurt - from triathlon to tennis to beach volleyball. The central component of the big sports day is a triathlon relay race.
Among others, Mainova team captain and member of the Mainova Energy Academy Daniela Bleymehl, Tour de France stage winner John Degenkolb and European obstacle course champion Gesa Krause, as well as the two Ironman world champions Patrick Lange and Anne Haug will be taking part.
"For months, top and mass sports in Hesse were in a corona-related forced break," said hr sports director Marcus Augustin. "After this long break, we wanted to offer the people of Hessen a wide variety of live sports beyond football again. Thanks to the commitment of many national and Hessian top stars and the support of clubs and organisers, we were able to plan this programme together for the original day of the Ironman Frankfurt.
The Chairman of the Mainova Management Board Constantin H. Alsheimer says: "We are looking forward to this great sporting event. The participation of so many national and Hessian top stars once again underlines the importance of sport in our home state. That is why we, as Mainova, are participating as a partner and are committed to popular and professional sport in our region. We wish all athletes a successful competition.
Das hr-Fernsehen and hessenschau.de broadcast the triathlon relay race with a prominent cast on Sunday from 11 to 16.15: Embedded in the broadcast are also other show competitions from the entire region in contactless sports such as rowing, riding, table tennis, tennis or beach volleyball. If you are really keen on live sports, you should definitely switch on here.