Aflac sponsors Iron Girl competition

The duck is on Iron Girl's side. Aflac has signed a multi-year title sponsorship of Iron Girl — a nationwide athletic event series for women.

"Aflac Iron Girl events promote health and wellness and provide women with opportunities for competition and camaraderie," Paul S. Amos II, Aflac president and chief operating officer for U.S. operations, said in a statement. "We are pleased to partner with Iron Girl to provide a venue to allow women to achieve their personal best."

Aflac Iron Girl will host 10 U.S. events, including 5K and 10K walks and runs, duathlons and triathlons.

For 2008, events will be held in Florida, Nevada, Georgia, Maryland, Washington, Arizona, California, Texas, Minnesota and Colorado. Aflac Iron Girl will host a triathlon in Atlanta on June 29.

The Aflac Duck and Iron Girl's Grace have been combined to create a new logo for the event series.