2012 Ironman Lottery winners introducedIf you're racing Ironman Kansas 70.3 just outside Kansas City and longing for a change to race in Kona in October, you're out if luck.
Slots towards the prestigious Ironman World Championships in Kona are given only through full distance Ironman events as well as a select few half events. Ironman Kansas 70.3 isn't one of those events.
You could race from the full ironman distance races and train 30 hours week to qualify, or you will play the lottery.
No, it's not possible to buy your strategies by if you win the lottery, however the Ironman Lottery is often a way of entering your company name for a chance to acquire 1 of 100 spots for all those age groupers which don't qualify in a complete ironman event.
This past Sunday, the 2012 winners were announced on and merely one person was from Kansas or Missouri.
Seiichi Noda, 48 from Missouri won the Ironman Lottery and can get a chance to race in Kona.
Ironman is rolling out a few other avenues like the Legacy Program for anyone that have raced several full Ironman events and have absolutely yet to produce the Kona cut. They offer 100 spots that go towards the most click here qualified racers first.
Ironman also developed the Kona Inspired program where individuals have been maing videos about why they must get to race. These videos goes through a group of votes to ascertain the winner.
As you can observe, there are lots of ways for getting to Kona, but none are easy.
For the whole list of Ironman Lottery winners, click HERE.
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