Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Race to become part of global Ironman Series

Published Monday, March 12, 2012

Ironman will add Ironman Cairns to its 2012 lineup. Now part of the global Ironman Series, which features nearly 30 events and reaches more than 70,000 athletes each year, Ironman Cairns will serve as a qualifier for the toughest event in endurance sport, the Ironman World Championship.

“We are excited to add Ironman Cairns to our global list of events,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of Ironman.  “This is the perfect opportunity to bring the Ironman experience to a part of Queensland that is one of the most beautiful places in the world.”

Ironman Cairns will take place on June 3, 2012.  A qualifier for the 2012 Ironman World Championship, it will be a P-2000 level race and will offer a 100,000 EUR professional prize purse.  Additionally, 40 Ironman World Championship qualifying slots will be available for age group athletes.

Simon says: - Blimey the evil empire is taking over the world haha. So in just a few years Ironman have gone from one race in Australia to four. Great stuff. I guess this is all part of the buy out of USM in Australia by WTC. It bodes well for Asia as they are earmarked to be the WTC wing that works on relaunching all of the Asian races. Let's hope so.

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