General entry for the 2012 Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas event is sold out; although, Ironman Foundation spots are still available. Meanwhile, World Triathlon Corp (WTC) suggests that athletes interested in a May event in the US should check out Ironman St George, scheduled to take place on Saturday 5 May 2012.
Athletes can still register for Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas 2012 through the Ironman Foundation.
Ironman St George
Considered one of the most epic and scenic events in the world, the St George event features a new run course in 2012. Set in the sports and active-living paradise of St George, Utah, which offers some of the most breath-taking scenery in the United States, Ironman St George had, in years past, gained a reputation as one of the hardest Ironman races on the global circuit. This was reaffirmed in 2011 with the event seeing a DNF (did not finish) rate of around 16.5%.
According to WTC, this will change in 2012 thanks to a new run course, which won’t include a lot of the hills that made the old course so difficult.
The day at Ironman St George still begins with a swim at the Sand Hollow Reservoir, possibly one of the most picturesque swim venues in the world. The athletes then head on a two-loop bike course that goes through the towns of Hurricane and Washington before making its way toward the city of St George. Along the way athletes will enjoy a drop-dead gorgeous view of Snow Canyon before they head into downtown for T2.
The new 2012 run course will lead athletes through downtown St George in the iconic Ironman M-Dot shape three times. The downtown route creates new access possibilities for those supporting their Ironman competitors. The entire 2012 running course stays within 1.5 miles of the finish line, which will remain along Main Street in front of Town Square.