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For the first time, Ironman opened its Ironman Lottery program early for a Kona Week bonus slot to the Ironman World Championship. Athletes who enter the lottery (the cost is $50) starting today through Friday, Oct. 10 (at 11:59 p.m. EST) can test their luck for a chance to win one lottery slot to the 2015 Ironman World Championship. The winner will be announced at the end of the Ironman Live coverage of the 2014 Ironman World Championship on Ironman.com, which takes place this Saturday, Oct. 11.
Those who do not win the bonus slot will still be in contention to win one of the remaining 100 slots. The Ironman Lottery program has been around since 1983 as a way to provide athletes of different athletic abilities the chance to compete in the world’s most prestigious triathlon. The registration for the lottery will be open until Feb. 28, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST, and the winners will be announced on March 17, 2015.
Visit Ironman.com to read the rules on the Ironman Lottery program.