2012 Ironman Lottery winners announcedIf you're racing Ironman Kansas 70.3 just beyond Kansas City and seeking a change to race in Kona in October, you're out if luck.
Slots towards the prestigious Ironman World Championships in Kona are available only through full distance Ironman events along with a select few half events. Ironman Kansas 70.3 just isn't one of those events.
You could race inside the full ironman distance races and train 30 hours week to qualify, or you will play the lottery.
No, you simply can't buy your strategies by if you win the lottery, though the Ironman Lottery is usually a way of entering a message for a chance to have 1 of 100 spots for the people age groupers which don't qualify in the full 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 may get a chance to race in Kona.
Ironman is rolling out a few other avenues including the Legacy Program for anyone that have raced several full Ironman events and click here also have yet to create the Kona cut. They offer 100 spots that go to your 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 combination of votes to ascertain the winner.
As you can view, there are several ways to obtain to Kona, but none are easy.
For an entire list of Ironman Lottery winners, click HERE.
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