Ironman 70.3 Kansas is the latest addition to the Ironman 70.3 series. Taking place on June 15, 2008, the inaugural event will consist of a 70.3 mile journey that includes a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike and a 13.1 mile run.
Athlete Check-in and the Expo will take place in downtown Lawrence, Kansas.
There will be a professional prize purse of $25,000 and 50 qualifying slots for pro and age group athletes to the 2008 Ironman World Championship 70.3 taking place on November 8, 2008, in Clearwater, Florida. [br]
The swim will be held in Clinton Lake. Water temperatures are expected to be 74-77 F.
The bike course covers 56 miles of rolling terrain in southwest Douglas County.
The Run will be a half marathon distance of 13.2 miles.
The new Ironman 70.3 Kansas Triathlon will take place in Lawrence, Kansas just west of Kansas City.