The Woodlands to welcome endurance race in 2011

June 24, 2010 9:33:59 AM PDT
The Ironman endurance triathalon will head for the Houston area next year as one of 25 qualifying races for the world championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The event is May 21, 2011, at The Woodlands. Registration opens Friday.

Participants must swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run a full 26.2 marathon over 17 hours. The Texas competition will offer 65 slots for the race in Kona on Oct. 8, 2011.

Event organizers have searched for a spot in Texas for the past decade.