Slots to race at the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona are some of the worlds most sought after race entries, with only 1,700 age group athletes allowed to line up at the start in Hawaii, competition around the globe for these places is always intense. Every athlete must qualify for the world championship, your only other option is to be awarded a place through the “IRONMAN Kona Lottery” or the “IRONMAN Legacy Program,”
In 2013, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden and Zurich will have an extra allocation.
“After having to take IRONMAN Regensburg from our race calendar due to difficulties in finding a race date, we are happy to have been able to keep the Kona slots in Germany. This emphasizes the value of the IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden,” says Kai Walter, Managing Director, Germany, of the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
“I am very happy about the allocation of 30 qualification slots for our IRONMAN 70.3. This once again proves the significance that our event in Wiesbaden has in the international race calendar. I am convinced that this decision will have an additional positive impact on the race and the interest in the event,” says the Lord Mayor of Wiesbaden, Dr. Helmut Mueller.
The Frankfurter Sparkasse IRONMAN European Championship (July 7, 2013) there will be 100 qualification slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii awarded to age group athletes, up from the 75 offered this year.
The IRONMAN 70.3 European Championship in Wiesbaden (August 11, 2013) will be the only European IRONMAN 70.3 qualification race for Kona, offering 30 slots to athletes.
IRONMAN Switzerland in Zurich will offer an additional 10 slots, bringing its total to 60. (Registration is still open for that event.)
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