Tampa, Fla. (Sept. 6, 2012) – This Sunday, over 2,500 athletes will compete in the 2012 IRONMAN Wisconsin presented by Trek. Join us tomorrow at 11 a.m. for the IRONMAN Wisconsin Pre-Race Pro Panel, which will take place in Ballroom B of the Monona Terrace. The Pre-Race Pro Panel will include several top professional contenders, including 2012 IRONMAN St. George Champion Ben Hoffman and 2008 IRONMAN Wisconsin Champion Hillary Biscay.
One of more than 30 events in the global IRONMAN Series, IRONMAN Wisconsin Presented by Trek features a challenging course that is the kick-off to the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship qualifying season. The one-loop, wetsuit legal swim takes place in Lake Monona, followed by a 112-mile bike that tests athletes with a number of hills as they pass beautiful vistas of rural Wisconsin. The 26.2-mile run offers two loops and spectator support that is unparalleled as athletes run through downtown Madison, passing the University of Wisconsin campus, Camp Randal Stadium, State Street and the scenic path alongside Lake Mendota. Offering a professional prize purse of $25,000, the race also awards a total of 50 slots for the 2013 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on Oct. 12 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
Tune-in to IRONMANLive on Sunday, Sept. 9, beginning at 7 a.m. CT (8 a.m. ET), for live race coverage of IRONMAN Wisconsin. Coverage will include live footage from an on-course camera from race start all the way to the midnight cut-off. The live webcast can be seen by going to http://www.ironman.com.
Media Credential Reminder
All media interested in covering the event in an on-site capacity must apply for media credentials. Media granted credentials must secure them no later than 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. Credentials can be picked up at the IRONMAN Wisconsin Presented by Trek Media Center located in Meeting Room Q of the Monona Terrace. The Media Center will be open tomorrow (Friday), Sept. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 pm.; and Sunday (Race Day) from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.
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