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2012 Ironman lottery winners announced

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Recognized as one of the most in-demand athletic events in the world, more than 80,000 athletes attempt to earn qualifying slots to the Ironman World Championship each year.

A mainstay in the history of 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 ranging in ability the opportunity to qualify for the Ironman World Championship.

This year’s list of 100 lucky athletes selected to compete at the Ironman World Championship has been announced.

Also, five athletes have been selected in the 2012 Physically Challenged Lottery to compete in Kona this October.

In addition, the Ironman Legacy Program grants loyal Ironman athletes an opportunity to compete in Kona at least once in their lifetime.

To be eligible for selection through the Legacy Program, 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 2010 and 2011 seasons and be registered for an Ironman event in 2012.

For the full lists of athletes, visit:

— Ironman Lottery: ironman.com/events/ironman/wor…

— Physically Challenged Lottery: ironman.com/events/ironman/wor…

— Ironman Legacy Program: ironman.com/events/ironman/wor…

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