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2015 Ironman North American Championship features added Kona spots

Ironman TexasThe WTC is making a big push to promote next year’s early-season Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas, presented by Waste Management. The WTC announced major changes this past August including a revised prize purse and new regional championships. Ironman Texas was confirmed as the new home of the Ironman North American Championship for 2015.

The Championship race take will place  on May 16, 2015 and will have an increased number of slots (75) for the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. There will also be an increased pro prize purse.

The race site is The Woodlands, a master-planned community just 27 miles north of Houston. The Woodlands is close to two major airports, numerous parks, a bustling downtown and a luxurious resort for athletes and their families to enjoy.

The-Woodlands-TXWith plenty of amenities within walking distance, this pedestrian-friendly community makes it easy for visitors to find their way around town during race week.

Athletes begin with a 2.4-mile swim in calm Lake Woodlands. The 112-mile, unique one-loop bike course takes participants through the scenic, rolling farmland of east Texas. The day ends with a 26.2-mile run taking place entirely within The Woodlands and concluding with a spectacular finish on Waterway Ave.