Texas gets its own Ironman
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.