Nearly 3,000 Athletes Converged in Louisville for Iconic IRONMAN Louisville Triathlon
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 11, 2015) – Louisville provided a beautiful backdrop for athletes from around the world today at the 2015 IRONMAN® Louisville triathlon presented by Norton Sports Health. James Burke (M35-39) from Whitefish Bay, WI and Christine Nichols (F25-29) from Kailua, HI took the top honors with finishing times of 8:48:53 and 10:00:04, respectively.
Nearly 3,000 athletes representing 26 countries and 47 states started the 2015 IRONMAN® Louisville triathlon presented by Norton Sports Health, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run in the scenic surroundings provided by the city of Louisville. Competitors ranged in age from 19 to 72.
One of more than 40 events in the global IRONMAN Series, the 2015 IRONMAN Louisville triathlon presented by Norton Sports Health led athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run throughout Louisville and its surrounding areas. The point-to-point swim took place in the Ohio River, while the two-loop bike course took athletes outside of Louisville toward Oldham and Henry counties and included a section through the historic town of LaGrange. The two-loop run course was flat and fast and passed many famous Louisville sites including the University of Louisville campus and Churchill Downs before an electric finish at Fourth Street Live! in downtown Louisville. The event offered 50 coveted age-group qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on October 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
Full results for the 2015 IRONMAN Louisville triathlon presented by Norton Sports Health can be found at http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/louisville.aspx.
The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 250 events and five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN® 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IRONKIDS®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
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