2012 Ironman Lottery winners introducedIf you're racing Ironman Kansas 70.3 just over and above 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 and also a select few half events. Ironman Kansas 70.3 is just not one of those events.
You could race within the full ironman distance races and train 30 hours week to qualify, or you might play the lottery.
No, you can not buy your strategies by if you win the lottery, nevertheless the Ironman Lottery is often a way of entering your reputation for a chance to acquire 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 definately will get a chance to race in Kona.
Ironman has created a few other avenues like the Legacy Program for all those that have raced several full Ironman events and also have yet for making the Kona cut. They offer 100 spots that click here 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 discover the winner.
As you will see, there are numerous ways for getting to Kona, but none are easy.
For a complete list of Ironman Lottery winners, click HERE.
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