2012 Ironman Lottery winners announcedIf you're racing Ironman Kansas 70.3 just beyond Kansas City and dreaming about a change to race in Kona in October, you're out if luck.
Slots for the prestigious Ironman World Championships in Kona are available only through full distance Ironman events and also a select few half events. Ironman Kansas 70.3 isn't one of those events.
You could race inside the full ironman distance races and train 30 hours week to qualify, or you may play the lottery.
No, you cannot buy your means by if you win the lottery, even so the Ironman Lottery is often a way of entering your company name for a chance to have 1 of 100 spots for the people age groupers that read more will not qualify in an entire ironman event.
This past Sunday, the 2012 winners were announced on and one person was from Kansas or Missouri.
Seiichi Noda, 48 from Missouri won the Ironman Lottery all of which will get a chance to race in Kona.
Ironman has created a few other avenues such as Legacy Program for people that have raced several full Ironman events and have absolutely yet for making the Kona cut. They offer 100 spots that go on the most qualified racers first.
Ironman also developed the Kona Inspired program where everyone has been maing videos about why they need to get to race. These videos goes through a number of votes to ascertain the winner.
As you can view, there are various ways to obtain to Kona, but none are easy.
For the full list of Ironman Lottery winners, click HERE.
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