The Ford Ironman Louisville triathlon – a unique stop in the Ironman series – will continue for another five years, according to Louisville Business First.
The Louisville Sports Commission and the Tampa, Fla.-based World Triathlon Corp. have signed a five-year extension of their 2007 agreement and will continue the Ford Ironman Louisville competition through 2016.
Offering a $25,000 prize purse and generating $5.2 million of additional revenue for the region, the event has hosted more than 10,000 amateur and professional triathletes. The newspaper also described the Ironman distance and characteristics that make Louisville’s event unique.
The triathlon is a 140.6-mile event, made up of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and full marathon of 26.2 miles.
The swim takes place in the Ohio River, while the bike course leads the participants through Jefferson, Oldham and Henry counties.
The run winds through Old Louisville, the University of Louisville and Churchill Downs before finishing at Fourth Street Live.
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