Ironman Legacy Programme reveals 100 athletes bound for Kona
The Ironman Legacy Programme have announced the 100 athletes going to Kona 2016
Now its fifth year, the Ironman Legacy Program has once again granted 100 athletes the opportunity to compete in the prestigious Ironman World Championship at Kona.
Of these 100 chosen five are from the UK including Rav Dighe, Amin Golbidi, Bob Gordon, Alistair McVeigh, and Mark Walsh, and one from Ireland, John Milne.
To be eligible for selection for Kona the athletes must have;
a) Completed a minimum of 12 full-distance Ironman-branded races
b) Have never started the iconic Ironman World Championship
c) Have completed at least one Ironman event in each of the 2014 and 2015 seasons,
d) Be registered for an Ironman event in 2016.
If you are interested in the opportunity for 2017 applications will open later in the year.
"It is important for us to recognise and reward our most loyal and long-term athletes," said Andrew Messick, CEO of Ironman. "Our Legacy athletes are the heart of our sport and are powerful ambassadors. Their loyalty to and love of Ironman is inspiring."