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He's out there, training hard every day, with the goal of winning the Ironman World Championship in Kona. Want to join him? Would you like to train for the Ironman Triathlon with Lance Armstrong?
Now's your chance. Lance is inviting 50 driven, determined and competitive triathletes to a 3-day training camp in Kona, Hawaii, May 26-28. Backed by Tour de Force and the Active Network, this program is the first north American program exclusively featuring Lance as well as several current and former triathlon superstars.
The experience is advertised as an exceptional, once-in-a-lifetime event, and undoubtedly that will be true. But the cost is also exceptional in a very different way: $25,000 per person. Those who can afford it will be happy to know that a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Hawaii charity.
Executives at Active.com say that beyond dedicating resources to charity, Lance also wants to use the event to raise awareness of the sport of triathlon, to encourage a wider range of individuals to challenge themselves to accomplish great things in triathlon.
Details from the official press release are below.
SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – March 12, 2012 –Tour de Force and Active Network (NYSE: ACTV) today announced “Swim Bike Run with Lance & Friends” – an intimate training camp for cycling and triathlon enthusiasts around the world. The camp will be held at the Mauna Lani Hotel and Bungalows in Kona, Hawaii this May 26th through the 28th, and will offer participants a once-in-a-lifetime, three-day opportunity to train with champion sportsman, Lance Armstrong, and a team of triathlon super stars including Craig Alexander, Chrissie Wellington, Dave Scott, Greg Welch and Jimmy Riccitello.
The seven-time Tour de France Champion, now turned triathlete, Lance Armstrong said, “I’m honored to join with this incredible group of triathlon world champions to host this camp. I am looking forward to a very special weekend in Kona that I hope will be inspirational while also raising money for an important Hawaiian based charity."
Designed for athletes of all abilities, participants will experience a fun and memorable weekend involving swim sessions, group rides and an exclusive team dinner, concluded by a fun competitive relay-event. Net proceeds from “Swim Bike Run with Lance & Friends” will benefit the local Hawaii chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, which aids in the research and education of Type 1 Diabetes.
“We are thrilled to bring together an impressive group of sports champions in support of a great cause,” said Joe Dutton of Tour de Force, Inc., the event organizer. “We expect to quickly reach our objective of recruiting a maximum number of 50 endurance sport enthusiasts who will leave Kona with lasting memories, new friends, and the knowledge that they made a meaningful contribution to those being helped by the vitally important work of the Hawaiian Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.”
“This is a phenomenal opportunity for endurance athletes around the world to energize their involvement in the sport,” said Dave Alberga, CEO of Active Network. “As an industry leader committed to growing the sport of triathlon, we are proud to be associated with this event, with Lance and with his team of triathlon icons.”
To learn how to participate in “Swim Bike Run with Lance & Friends”, visit: www.sbrwithlanceandfriends.com.