The Ociane Matmut mutual funds becomes the official partner for the Marathon of Bordeaux Métropole

The race offers participants the opportunity, in France, to earn points for the new age-group world Championship, the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship.

TAMPA/LONDON/BORDEAUX (November 16, 2018) IRONMAN, Wanda Sports Holdings enterprise, annouced today her partnership with Ociane Matmut, major actor in the Health Sector in France, which becomes the first partner and official mutuel for the Marathon of Bordeaux Métropole. It is now untitled Ociane Matmut Marathon of Bordeaux Métropole.

Moreover, the marathon (taking place on Oct. 26th 2019) will be the only race in France that will allow runners to win points for the Wanda age group ranking of the Abbott World Marathon Majors (AbbottWMM). Best age group ranked runners will be qualifyed for the new AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World championship : a "race in the race" at the Virgin Money London Marathon 2020.

"We are permanently seeking partnerships sharing our ethic and values and I am sure we found one with Ociane Matmut". declared Peter Gallagher, IRONMAN EMEA Partnerships Director.

This year, we will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Marathon of Bordeaux Métropole and the agreement with Ociane Matmut will last for the next 3 years (until 2021). The recent integration of Ociane mutual into the Matmut Group unable them to confirm and reinforce their commitment to work on sport and health contemporary concerns.

Ociane Matmut, based in Bordeaux, is the first mutual funds in Aquitaine. We are delighted to join our forces to the 1st night marathon in France, aka now "Ociane Matmut Marathon of Bordeaux Métropole". Our 450 employees and myself want to help the 650 000 persons who trust us to improve their health condition and their sport activities. This is our very first partnership and it takes place in this process. Furthermore, it unables the Ociane Matmut to show its ability to innovate for its members." declared Stéphane Hasselot, Deputy General Director, Matmut Group Health Insurance.

Sunset start at the Palais de la Bourse and finish line at the very same place in the middle of then ight, runners will live a unique challenge when running in the middle of the most beautiful monuments, under the city night lights and among cheering supporters.

The AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings allow participants to compete in nine different age categories for World Championship qualification and have a reserved spot for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon, in the famous English capital. In total, there are 50 qualifying marathons in the world, and the qualifying deadline is until September 29th 2019. Participants accumulate points while performing in these races, and the highest ranked in each age category will earn the spot to run in London.

Before enjoying an unforgettable night party in Bordeaux, participants will be able to choose between an inscription including the possibility to qualify through the age categories, and a registration for the half marathon or marathon relay.

Every athlete who wants to subcribe for the Ociane Matmut Marathon of Bordeaux Métropole has to visit the website marathondebordeauxmetropole.com

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