Registration to enter the free drawing opens today, Friday, January 29
TAMPA, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2016) – IRONMAN announced today the new Physically Challenged Open/Exhibition Division drawing for both the IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship events. Free registration will be available starting today. To honor the vision of IRONMAN co-founders, John and Judy Collins, IRONMAN remains committed to providing athletes of all abilities a means of entry to the world’s most challenging and prestigious one-day endurance event.
Through this initiative, five physically challenged athletes from around the world will be drawn to receive entry to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship which takes place in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. In addition, a separate registration and drawing will be held for three physically challenged athletes to receive entry to the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship taking place in Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
Both the IRONMAN World Championship and IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Physically Challenged Open/Exhibition Divisions will be available to athletes with a medically verified physical, visual, or neurological impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
Athletes who are drawn for the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship will need to validate their entry by completing an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 branded event held between October 10, 2015 and August 21, 2016. Athletes who are drawn for the 2016 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship will need to validate their entry by completing an IRONMAN or IRONMAN 70.3 branded event held between August 30, 2015 and July 3, 2016.
Free registration for both drawings will close on March 15, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Further guidelines and registration information can be found at www.ironman.com/pcdrawing for the IRONMAN World Championship and www.ironman.com/pcdrawing70.3 for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship. Winners will be announced in early April on www.ironman.com.
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