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British athletes selected in IRONMAN Legacy Program 2017

The IRONMAN Legacy Program grants selection to the IRONMAN World Championship through long term commitment to the sport. 13 Brits were chosen for 2017.

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14 British athletes heading to the IRONMAN World Championships in October

IRONMAN Legacy Program success as 14 British athletes will be racing in Kona for the first time in 2017 courtesy of their long-term commitment to IRONMAN racing.

Celebrating its sixth year, the IRONMAN Legacy Program has this year granted an increased 200 IRONMAN athletes the opportunity to compete in the prestigious IRONMAN World Championship.

IRONMAN Legacy Program Requirements

These athletes became eligible for selection through the IRONMAN Legacy Program, where they must have

a) completed a minimum of 12 full-distance IRONMAN-branded races,
b) have never started the iconic IRONMAN World Championship,
c) have completed at least one IRONMAN event in each of the 2015 and 2016 seasons, and
d) be registered for an IRONMAN event in 2017.

Here are the happy British athletes who have made the selection in 2017:

  • Dave Ambler
  • Jillian Burns
  • Paul Cane
  • Mark Fowell
  • Adrian Fowler
  • Collin Franklin
  • Ian Hardcastle
  • Robert Kenneth
  • Steven Lyons
  • Peter Macnaughton
  • James McDiarmid
  • Thomas McDougall
  • Scott Southgate
  • Simon Ward

The full list of 2017 Legacy Program athletes can be found HERE.

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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