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Organisers of Ironman UK have today announced that the race is almost full for this year with only a few race spots left available.

If you want to race, you need to get in quick!

Ironman UK is nearly full, so any athletes that wish to race but have not yet entered, should do so soon to ensure they don’t miss out.

Ironman UK has always attracted an outstanding field of athletes and the race on 22 July 2012 will see 1,500 competitors travelling to Bolton in Lancashire to take on the challenge, and fulfil their quest to become an ‘Ironman.’ They will start their day with 2.4 miles in Pennington Flash  before cycling 112 miles through the beautiful Lancashire countryside, finishing the marathon in Bolton town centre. The event attracts 25,000 spectators who cheer from the side-lines across the day, and it is as much of an experience for the supporters as it is the athletes themselves.

Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of Ironman UK said: “We think the Bolton course has come of age now, with athletes seeing the challenge of completing an Ironman while being cheered on by the growing crowds that have turned out in recent years to support them. Ironman UK is one of the most popular races on the event calendar and it is a fantastic event to be a part of”.

Double Olympian, Rebecca Romero has also announced that she will be taking part in this year’s Ironman UK event. She said, “It’s the most iconic endurance event there is, and I don’t just want to do a triathlon, I want to be part of a great epic event.” She continues, “I want to support a UK event to raise awareness of it for both this year and beyond. I want to encourage other British people to take part in such incredible events so close to home, and also reach out to those in foreign countries, showing them that Great Britain is the place to race.”

Many athletes also choose to combine the challenge of Ironman UK with raising money for good causes and the two official charities Rotary and Scope can still provide access to places in return for raising money on their behalf.

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