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Ironman lottery open for 2009 championship

Applications currently are being accepted for the lottery slots for the 2009 Ironman World Championship.

 

Chris McCormack winner of the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona. (Photo by: Bakke-Svensson/Ironman)

Chris McCormack winner of the 2008 Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona. (Photo by: Bakke-Svensson/Ironman)

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Applications currently are being accepted for the lottery slots for the 2009 Ironman World Championship.

Triathletes interested in earning a place through the lottery must apply by Feb. 28, with winning entries to be announced April 15. The 2009 race is slated for Oct. 10.

A vision of Ironman founder, John Collins, the lottery began in 1983 as a way to provide athletes of all abilities the opportunity to qualify for the triathlon. The lottery awards 150 domestic, 50 international and five physically challenged slots – chosen randomly from more than 7,000 entries. 

Participants gain entry into the Ford Ironman World Championship one of three ways: by qualifying at one of more than 20 events held worldwide; by winning a slot through Ironman’s charitable eBay Auction; or by being selected in the lottery. 

Recognized as one of the most in-demand athletic events in the world, nearly 60,000 athletes vie for one of 1,800 coveted slots to the Ford Ironman World Championship.

— Find out more:

Ironman World Championship: ironman.com

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Nov 25, 2014 / 5:15 pm
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