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World Triathlon Corporation announces Budget Cuts and a new Early Access Program

Posted by Tom Room on Thursday, November 11, 2010, In : Thoughts 
Following the recent announcement and prompt rescinding of the Ironman Access Program, which invited athletes to pay $1,000 for early registration to all Ironman events (entry fee not included), budget cuts have followed...

Below is a picture of the sandcastle at the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in Clearwater in 2008;



and the 2009 sandcastle.....



and the 2010 sandcastle....... (photo copyright Ramon Serrano)



A statement from the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC), owners of Ironman, explained...
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Ironman Pro License Part V: Excuse me, have you seen my goalposts?

Posted by Tom Room on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : WTC 
One year after introducing the new Pro License for WTC owned Ironman and 70.3 events, a drastic revision is being made to the policy, so much so it unrecognisable. Having written about the orginal pro license extensively already, I wanted to share my thoughts again.



The full text of the proposal an be found here, but I have pulled out the relative lines where necessary. In brief, the top ranked athletes come 1st September are invited to the Championships. Ranking points are acrewed from a max...
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