2012 Ironman Lottery winners introducedIf you're racing Ironman Kansas 70.3 just outside Kansas City and dreaming about a change to race in Kona in October, you're out if luck.
Slots to your prestigious Ironman World Championships in Kona are available only through full distance Ironman events plus a select few half events. Ironman Kansas 70.3 will not be one of those events.
You could race inside full ironman distance races and train 30 hours week to qualify, or you might play the lottery.
No, you cannot buy your means by if you win the lottery, however the Ironman Lottery is really a way of entering a message for a chance to have 1 of 100 spots for all those age groupers that will not qualify in the full ironman event.
This past Sunday, the 2012 winners were announced on and just one person was from Kansas or Missouri.
Seiichi Noda, 48 from Missouri won the Ironman Lottery and may get a chance to race in Kona.
Ironman is promoting a few other avenues for example the Legacy Program for all those that have raced several full Ironman events and still have yet to create the Kona cut. They offer here 100 spots that go for the most qualified racers first.
Ironman also developed the Kona Inspired program where folk 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 will see, there are various ways to have to Kona, but none are easy.
For the whole list of Ironman Lottery winners, click HERE.
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