Thursday, December 22, 2005

IMFL: 2nd biggest Ironman

The annual tally of iron-distance race numbers has been posted. Ironman Florida was the second-largest Ironman, with 1935 finishers. Ironman Canada had the greatest number of finishers, 2062.

"In the calendar year 2005, the 21 official Ironman events around the world garnered 26,742 official finishers, an increase of 3,309 or 14.1%. . . . non-M-Dot ironman distance events fell from 4,365 in 2004 to 4,225 in 2005."

That adds up to 30,967 finishers of iron-distance events from all the 6.5 billion people on Earth in 2005. It will be exciting to be one of those select few in 2006, won't it? If my math is right, that's one out of two million people that becomes an Ironman each year.

Hmm, neat way to think about it.
I'm surprised there aren't more non-M-dot races/finishers than that. Hmmmm.
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