Texas gets its own Iron­man

Austin American-Statesman - - HEALTHY LIVING - ple­blanc@states­man.com; 445-3994

Austin triath­letes look­ing for a place to test their en­durance won’t have to go far start­ing next spring.

The inaugural Me­mo­rial Her­mann Iron­man Texas is set for May 21 in The Wood­lands, just north of Hous­ton. It be­comes one of 25 Iron­man events around the world.

To of­fi­cially fin­ish, ath­letes will have to swim 2.4 miles in Lake Wood­lands, cy­cle 112 miles through the rolling farm­land east of the city and run 26.2 miles through The Wood­lands, all in less than 17 hours.

It costs $600 to en­ter the race, which is a qual­i­fier for the Iron­man World Cham­pi­onship in Kona. Reg­is­tra­tion is now open at www.iron­man­texas.com.

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