You know you are a serious Ironman, you will immediately understand the headline of this story.
But for the newbie triathlete, the news is that you' ll now be able to qualify for a full and sold out North American Ironman race at certain Ironman 70.3 races.
The official IM Press Release is below:
World Triathlon Corporation is pleased to announce that select
Ironman 70.3 races will feature entry spots for Ironman events in North
America. In addition, Ironman Community Foundation slots are still
available for Ford
Ironman Coeur d' Alene, Ford Ironman Lake Placid,
Subaru Ironman Canada, Ford Ironman Louisville, Ford Ironman Wisconsin,
Ford Ironman Florida and Ford Ironman Arizona. All of these events have
already reached capacity and are closed to general entry for 2009.
this year’s Ironman 70.3 California, Ironman 70.3 Florida, Ironman 70.3
Hawaii and Ironman 70.3 Boise there will be 25 entries available to
participating athletes for Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene, Subaru Ironman
Canada, Ford Ironman Louisville, Ford Ironman Wisconsin, Ford Ironman
Florida and Ford Ironman Arizona. Additionally, each of the events will
encompass 50 entry slots for the 2009 Ford Ironman Lake Placid. Amica
Ironman 70.3 Rhode Island will have the same number of entry slots to
all events except Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene.
There are a limited
number of general entry slots available to Ironman 70.3 Florida,
Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, Ironman 70.3 Boise and Amica Ironman 70.3 Rhode
Island. Registration and event information for all the races listed
here can be accessed throughwww.ironman.com
Foundation Slots are available for all Ironman events in the U.S. and
Canada and may be accessed through the individual race websites or viawww.ironman.com.
Funds raised from Ironman Community Foundation Slots are directed to The Ironman Foundation offering contributions to local and national organizations. Since its inception in 2001, The Ironman Foundation has distributed more than $3.5 million to community groups and various non-profit organizations.