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About the Ironman Louisville Race:

Ford Ironman Louisville made it’s debut in 2007 and has quickly become one of North America’s most popular Ironman races.

“This is one of the biggest amateur sporting events that has ever been to Louisville and the state,” says Jeff Schneider, Interim Executive Director of the Greater Louisville Sports Commission. “The city and state have embraced Ironman and we look forward to continuing to combine the athletes’ passion for Ironman with Louisville’s ongoing enthusiasm and support for sports.”

The 2.4 mile swim for Ford Ironman Louisville takes place in the Ohio River and the bike and run course goes through various areas of Louisville to include not only downtown but also Prospect, Clifton, the city of LaGrange, Clarksville, Ind. and Butchertown. The race will also feature a spectacular finish at Fourth St. Live.

“Louisville has all of the key elements that an Ironman venue demands: scenic, rolling hills, community support and several beautiful parks. It also has another element that has made this event one of Ironman’s most popular destinations, Louisville hospitality,” comments President and CEO of Ironman, Ben Fertic.

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