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Ford Ironman World Championship
The 2010 Ford Ironman World Championship is just around the corner. For a schedule of events, bike shipping information, course maps and everything you need to feel prepared on the big day, click here.
Each year, 200 Age Group and five Physically Challenged athletes from around the globe are selected via the Ironman Lottery Program to compete in the annual Ford Ironman World Championship, one of the most in-demand athletic events in the world. Qualifying becomes more difficult each year and the lottery provides another means to enter the race. Starting in 2011, slots will not be divided between U.S. and International athletes; rather, all 200 names will be drawn from one pool for selection. Read the story>>
Ironman 70.3 Series Expands
Scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, Ironman 70.3 Ireland will take place in and around the scenic city of Galway, with a spectacular finish in Eyre Square. The inaugural race will mark the first Ironman event in Ireland allocating 35 qualifying slots for the 2011 Ironman World Championship 70.3. Read the story>>
Members may choose to register early for one or more of the following 2011 and 2012 Ironman races:
·2011 Ironman Florida*
·2011 Ironman Arizona
·2011 Ironman Cozumel
·2011 Ironman Western Australia
·2012 Ironman New Zealand
·2012 Ironman South Africa
·2012 Ironman Australia
·2012 Ironman St. George
·2012 Ironman Lanzarote
·2012 Ironman Texas
·2012 Ironman China
·2012 Ironman Brazil
·2012 Ironman France
·2012 Ironman Coeur d'Alene
·2012 Ironman Austria
·2012 Ironman Switzerland
·2012 Ironman European Championship
·2012 Ironman Lake Placid
·2012 Ironman UK
·2012 Ironman Regensburg
·2012 Ironman Canada
·2012 Ironman Louisville
·2012 Ironman Wisconsin
·2012 Ironman Wales
*Early registration for Ironman Access members for the 2011 Ironman Florida will open on Monday, Nov. 1 but you must join the program by 11:59 p.m. PDT on Sunday, Oct. 31, to be eligible.
Ironman Access Membership Program Benefits:
·$1000.00 USD for a one-year membership
·Exclusive advance registration to Ironman events
·Two VIP passes per registered event
·Official membership ID card
·Second chance in the Ironman Lottery Program*
·One-year subscription to LAVA Magazine
·Discounts on Ironman partner products at shopironman.com and on-site event retail stores
·2010 Ford Ironman World Championship NBC broadcast DVD
·The above benefits are valid for one year starting from activation date
Ironman 70.3 Italy, the first-ever Ironman 70.3 event in Italy, is scheduled for June 12, 2011. The event, hosted by the city of Pescara, will be one of the first races in the 2011 Ironman 70.3 European season. Read the story>>
Scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, Ironman 70.3 Pocono Mountains will take place in and around the scenic Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area with a fantastic finish down Main Street in historic Stroudsburg, PA. The inaugural race will mark the first Ironman event in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and will include a multisport expo and other interactive events. Course maps and additional race details will be announced in the coming months. Read the story>>
Registration Opens for Select 2011 Ironman Events
Online registration is now open for the 2011 Ironman Wales and Ironman UK races - sign up now!
How does the idea of taking minutes off of your bike split sound? Could those minutes be the difference between you and a PR-time? Through minor changes in aerodynamics, Ironman Wheel Rentals race wheels can have a substantial impact on an athlete's performance and help improve race day times. Ironman Wheel Rentals will be heading to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, for the Ford Ironman World Championship on October 9, 2010. Athletes will have the opportunity to reserve a wheel-set prior to the event at www.ironmanwheels.com and the option of having their wheels shipped in one of two ways:Read the story>>
The Latest from TriBike Transport
TriBike Transport has earned a reputation for providing transportation of your tri bike with unparalleled convenience. Let TriBike Transport's hassle-free services get you and your bike to the starting line and back home - worry free.
The Ford Training Team is the newest online community for Ironman triathletes. It's a place where people can share stories, photos and videos on training for an Ironman race. FordTrainingTeam.comis loaded with tips and videos from the pros on topics including conditioning and nutrition to help make the world's most challenging endurance event a little less daunting.
Ford is a proud partner of Ironman and continues to lead the way with innovative, technologically advanced vehicles like the 41mpg Ford Fusion Hybrid and the all-new Ford Edge with MyFordTouch, which debuted this summer.
Sports Nutrition for Triathletes, especially the Ironman variety, can chew you up and spit you out. The training alone can quickly do you in. If you enter a competition inadequately hydrated or fueled, or fail to keep pace with your fluid needs on the course, then your race day could end much sooner than expected.
Read the latest information on sports nutrition for triathletes by downloading the Sports Nutrition for Triathlon Playbook here: Triathlon Playbook>>
The Latest from Aqua Sphere
Pure Performance. Zero Hype.
Introducing the newest, most advanced Ironman triathlon wetsuit from Aquasphere. Designed with race-bred technology and inspired by elite athletes, the Phantom tears apart the marketing hype and material myths of other suits. It's fast, fluid, insanely flexible and PR-ready.
Wheaties FUEL is now the Official Cereal of the Ironman Triathlon!
Preparation is the key to success for any Ironman athlete and Wheaties FUEL™ is engineered to deliver long-lasting energy. Wheaties teamed up with today's champions and Dr. John Ivy (Professor of Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology and Health Education at the University of Texas) to develop a new breakfast cereal that would match their rigorous nutritional needs. After a year-long development process, Wheaties FUEL, a delicious honey cinnamon crunch cereal, is available in stores throughout the United States. Nutritional Highlights:
Complex carbs to give long-lasting energy that keeps you going
B vitamins to help your body release energy from food
Excellent source of fiber to help keep you feeling full