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2010 Ironman Lottery Opens Oct. 1

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Registration open from October 1 to February 28, 2010.

A mainstay in the history of the Ironman, the Ironman lottery began in 1983 thanks to the vision of one of Ironman’s founders, John Collins, as a way to provide athletes of all abilities the opportunity to qualify for the world’s most challenging one day endurance event. The 2010 Ironman Lottery Program will officially open on Wednesday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m. EST and will close on Saturday, February 28, 2010 with all winning entries being announced on Wednesday, April 15, 2010.

The Ford Ironman World Championship selects 200 athletes each year to participate through a lottery system. One hundred and fifty of the athletes will be selected from the United States applicants and fifty athletes will be selected from other countries. The Ford Ironman World Championship is one of the most in demand athletic events in the world. Qualifying gets more difficult each year, so the lottery is another option to enter the race.

For more visit Ironman.com.