It’s nearly here – Ironman UK gets underway this Sunday (19 July), with more than 2,650 athletes expected to arrive in Bolton for the country’s largest Ironman race.
Joe Skipper runs down the finish chute at Ironman UK 2014
– Lucy Gossage (GBR)
– Amy Forshaw (GBR)
– Joanna Carritt (GBR)
– Jana Candrova (CZE)
– Eleanor Haresign (GBR)
– Alice Hector (GBR)
– Anne Jensen (DEN)
– Kathryn King (GBR)
– Shiao-Yu Li (TWN)
– Caroline Livesey (GBR)
– Suzie Richards (GBR)
– Keiko Tanaka (JPN)
– Michelle Vesterby (DEN)
Female podium at Ironman UK 2014
To reflect the growth of Ironman UK, the organisers have tripled its prize purse from $25,000 in 2014 to $75,000 this year, and there will also be qualifying points for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii on the line.
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Out of the age-groupers racing, an astonishing 51% are Ironman first-timers, with more than 40 countries represented across the field. There will be 40 qualifying spots for Kona 206 up for grabs this year.
The action begins however with the world’s largest IronKids race on Saturday (18th July), with around 2,500 kids aged 3-14 expected to take part in this fun run in Bolton’s town centre.
For more info on this year’s race head here.
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