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World Triathlon Corporation Announces Two More 70.3 Events

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World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) continues its expansion of the Ironman 70.3 Series, with the announcement of two additions to its 2010 event series.  The former Lone Star Half and Mooseman Half Triathlons boast new names as official Ironman 70.3 events.

The races, now known as Ironman 70.3 Lone Star and Ironman 70.3 Mooseman, will continue to be produced by Race Director, Keith Jordan and Endorfun Sports and become part of a series that includes nearly 40 races worldwide.  Each Ironman 70.3 qualifies athletes for the Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 taking place each November in Clearwater, Fla.

Registration for both events will be available on October 1, 2009, by visiting www.ironmanlonestar.com <http://www.ironmanlonestar.com/>  and www.ironmanmooseman.com <http://www.ironmanmooseman.com/> . Two other 70.3 events produced by Endorfun Sports, Ironman 70.3 Timberman and Ironman 70.3 Longhorn, will open registration on October 1 and November 1, respectively.

Keith Jordan and his team at Endorfun Sports have been producing events for the last 10 years. Jordan shares his excitement, “Our goal is to offer athletes the best triathlon experience in the world.  We look forward to working with the Ironman Team and building upon the success of these events.”

Ironman 70.3 Lone Star  – Taking  place on April 25, 2010, athletes will experience historic Galveston Island,  located on the Texas gulf coast.   Situated among 242 lush, tropical acres, the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa  & Convention Center will play host to the event.  With amenities including a living  rainforest, an IMAX 3D Theater, aquarium and four-diamond full-service resort,  there is something for the entire family.  The swim will be in saltwater in the  protected waters of the Offats Bayou, while the bike course will lead athletes  on a flat and scenic ride along the coastline.  Athletes will also see a flat run  course, as it meanders through tropical gardens and towering glass  pyramids.
Ironman 70.3 Mooseman – Set  in Newfound, New Hampshire on June 6, 2010, this event will be the most scenic  70.3 event in New England.  The  swim will utilize the pristine and fresh waters of Newfound Lake.  With average water temperatures  hovering around 62 degrees year-round, wetsuits will be permitted.  A picturesque bike course will include  rolling hills and views of sprawling farmland, quaint villages and the  Newfound Lake shoreline.  The run  course that passes by the majestic Granite Ledges will be an out-and-back  format with rolling hills similar to the bike course.

At both events, professional athletes will compete for a $30,000 prize purse.  A total of 50 slots for the 2010 Foster Grant Ironman World Championship 70.3 will be awarded to top age group and pro finishers.