3000 athletes to compete at Ironman

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by Bethanni Williams

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 7:43 AM

Updated Friday, Aug 23 at 1:20 PM

(WHAS 11)--Thousands of tri- athletes going for the Ironman title here in Louisville.

Sunday’s race starts with a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike race, and then a full 26.2 mile run.

The winner gets $25,000.

This year there will be just under 3000 athletes, ranging in age from 18 to 76, and they have a little more than 17 hours to complete the course.

 

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