Ironman announced today the 205 lucky athletes who will have the chance to race the 2015 Ironman World Championship through either the Ironman Legacy (100 age-group athletes) or Ironman Lottery (100 age-group athletes and five physically challenged age-group athletes). Because qualifying for Ironman Hawaii is so competitive, Ironman created both programs to allow all Ironman triathletes the chance to race in Kona.

Ironman Legacy

The Ironman Legacy program was created to give loyal Ironman athletes the chance to race in Kona once in their lifetimes. To be eligible, athletes must have completed a minimum of 12 full-distance Ironman-branded races, have never started the Ironman World Championship, have completed at least one Ironman event in each of the 2013 and 2014 seasons and be registered for an Ironman event in 2015.

This year’s Legacy winners, ranging in age from 30 to 67, come from 11 different countries across the globe. Of the 100 athletes, 63 are from the U.S., followed by 18 from Australia, seven from Canada and four from Great Britain. Other countries being represented this year are Singapore, Japan, Germany, New Zealand, Panama, Brazil and France. The U.S. athletes will be traveling to Hawaii from 25 different states.

2015 Ironman Legacy Winners
Jim Adams USA
Gary Aitkenhead AUS
Chris Auth USA
Bob Beede USA
Mike Behler USA
Steven Bertling AUS
Stan Beutler USA
David Biondo AUS
Casey Boren USA
Christopher Broering USA
Marc Brooks USA
Eduardo Cardenas USA
Dave Catt AUS
Keith Couvillion USA
James Dalton GBR
Eric Davidson USA
Matthew Dawes GBR
Peter Dubbeld USA
Kevin Duffy AUS
Parker Edmiston USA
Christian Espinosa USA
Rafael Garcia USA
Stephen Glowrey AUS
Shay Goodell USA
Seth Graham USA
Paul Hackett USA
Lee Harkleroad USA
Damon Henry USA
Steve Hodges USA
Sandy Holt USA
Roger Hospedales CAN
Joseph Jaffe USA
Cameron James AUS
Billy Dean Johnson USA
Phillip Joness USA
Michael Kenney USA
Dennis Killian USA
Philip Koh SIN
Michael Lantz USA
Annette Lee AUS
Jan Lepic USA
Jim Linck USA
David Lock AUS
Bernard Maillet CAN
Vincent Mancini USA
Jerry Marcus USA
Bruce Martin-Wright USA
Ricky May JPN
Craig McCombe AUS
Chris McKelvey USA
Jason McKinnon GBR
Scott McLallen USA
Jeff McNaughton AUS
Kristin McQueen USA
Andrew McWhorter USA
Wayne Metcalfe AUS
Cheryl Miller USA
Kelly Moore USA
Julian Murphy USA
Bernd Paczarkowski GER
William T. Parks III USA
Deb Peach NZL
Richard Peck USA
Malcolm Pitt AUS
Michael Pluimer USA
Bob Price CAN
Cathie Price CAN
Eladio Quintero PAN
Tom Ramthun USA
Patrick Rioton FRA
Geoff Sage USA
Darrell Sanderson CAN
Mark Sanderson USA
Christopher Segler USA
Peter Seldon AUS
Carolyn Shea USA
Bryan Sheldon CAN
David Shinsky USA
Hans Siemelink USA
Rob Simms USA
Andrew Singer USA
Alexander Slocum USA
Bernard Smith AUS
Mike Smith USA
Stuart Staples GBR
Sam Stewart AUS
Fernando Toigo BRA
Simon Toon CAN
Danny Walton USA
Jim Welch USA
Barrett Wells USA
Cornelius Wermann GER
Darrin White AUS
Thomas Wideman USA
Nigel Willerton USA
Brad Williams USA
Jamie Williams AUS
Dan Wilson USA
David Zaran USA
Paul Zetocha USA

Ironman Lottery

The Ironman Lottery program has been around for more than 30 years because Ironman’s co-founders, John and Judy Collins, wanted to provide athletes of all abilities the opportunity to participate in Ironman Hawaii. The lucky athletes chosen in this year’s lottery range in age from 20 to 74 and represent 16 countries. Included on the list are a 70-year-old U.S. Navy veteran who’s a two-time cancer survivor, and a 42-year-old triathlon coach from the Philippines. Included in the five physically challenged lottery winners are a double arm amputee.

Visit Ironmanworldchampionship.com to find out more about the Oct. 10, 2015, race.

2015 Ironman Lottery Winners
Kim Archbold USA
Luis Arosemena GBR
Udo Baetz GER
George Banks GBR
Barry Baskin USA
Dan Billingsley USA
Michael Birch USA
Paul Bland AUS
Giulio Bortolani ITA
Bryan Bowles USA
Pat Brighton USA
Vicente Brocchetto USA
Robert Clarkson GBR
Bruno Collato BRA
Wendy Cota USA
Richard Crater USA
Laurent Culembourg USA
Bryan Dail USA
Paul Dauber USA
Jonathan Dees USA
Eduardo Della Maggiora CHI
Stefan Dietrich GER
Matthias Elwart GER
Ted Etheridge USA
Peter Fleming NZL
Aaron Gallagher AUS
Julie Gennarino USA
Ash Ghandehari USA
Hartmut Gogol GER
Michael Halper USA
Linda Hayes USA
Mike Hazelton USA
Doug Herr USA
Clayton Hogan USA
Thomas Hulick USA
John Hunnicutt USA
Dwight Ingram USA
Billy James USA
Dave Johnson USA
Steve Kotal USA
John Krumins GBR
Michael Lane USA
Sam Lapena PHI
Karlheinz Lauber GER
Vincent Le Lannic FRA
Carlos Lema USA
Scott Levine USA
Bartley Loftin USA
Allen Lucas USA
Holger Marcus GER
Craig Marifke USA
Douglas Masterson USA
John McEntire USA
Heath Meyer USA
Chris Montanaro USA
Marlon Morales USA
Michael Murray USA
Takashi Nakamura JPN
José Novaes BRA
William Olson USA
Giacomo Panizzolo ITA
Neil Perez USA
Jeremy Peruski CAN
Kevin Petty USA
Jon Pillow USA
Jarrett Quinn USA
Gabriela Rendekova GBR
Howard Roth USA
Todd Sazenski USA
Christian Schneider FRA
Brad Scholtz USA
Jeffrey Schuh USA
Yook Pei Shee NOR
Dean Siedlecki USA
Alfeo Sinogaya SIN
Jelena Skopinceva USA
Greg Slater AUS
Howard Smith NZL
Jeffrey Sowash USA
Renee Spencer USA
Andrew Spiridigloizzi USA
Chris Stallard AUS
Beth Stargardt USA
Paul Stephens USA
Jennifer Tait GBR
Duncan Tebb AUS
Alex Thumlert USA
Celin Tompkins USA
Jason Tuffs USA
Jonathan Tyler USA
Haldane Van Horen RSA
Ivan Veloso PER
Nicola Walker GBR
Megan Webber AUS
Phillip Weightman AUS
Mark Williams USA
Todd Wilson USA
Robert Winterhoff GER
Melissa Yates USA
Humberto Zepeda USA

2015 Ironman Physically Challenged Lottery Winners
Damon Andres USA
Jason Gunter USA
Steve Hermanson USA
Makoto Matsumoto JPN
Hector Picard USA