Ironman UK attracts pro athletes with 100,000 dollar prize purse

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After the event turned into an age-group-only event in 2019, Ironman UK – which takes place in Bolton – reappeared on the pro calendar this year. And it is likely to be a popular stop for the pros thanks to a $100,000 prize purse that is sure to attract some strong athletes for the race on July 4, 2021. The winner will take home $15,000. In 2018, the last time Ironman UK was a pro race, Britain’s Joe Skipper and Lucy Gossage took the wins.

Ironman UK will also feature two extra slots for the Ironman World Championship. Other events that are planned to take place in the United Kingdom and Ireland this year include Ironman 70.3 Ireland (Aug. 14) and Ironman Wales (Sep. 12).