Friday, November 16, 2007

Ford Ironman Lousville airs on Versus

Don?t miss the exciting coverage of the inaugural Ford Ironman Louisville race on the Versus network this Sunday (November 18) at 3PM (check local listings for the time in your area).

The show will be re-aired on Wednesday, November 21 at 4PM.
Published on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 01:06 PM.
The brand new Louisville event featured almost 2,000 athletes from around the world taking on a scenic course around the Greater Louisville area and finishing through one of the sports most spectacular finishes at ?Fourth Street Live,? a closed off street area in the heart of Louisville?s downtown.The men?s race features a battle between a group of evenly matched Ironman competitors ? Alex Taubert, a fourth-place Kona finisher in the past, is a logical favorite, but he?s sure to be pressed to the line by the likes of TJ Tollakson, Petr Vabrousek and Chris McDonald.
The women’s race is likely to be a closely fought battle between Nina Kraft and Heather Gollnick. Gollnick has a history of winning inaugural events at Ironman races in the United States – she won the inaugural (and second) Ford Ironman Wisconsin and the very first Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Additionally, several inspirational athletes are profiled to include:
Andy Baldwin - An accomplished age group athlete and former reality star from the hit show, The Bachelor, Baldwin boasts nearly 10 Ironman finishes, five Ironman 70.3 finishes and three USA Triathlon All-American titles under his belt. Baldwin participated as a representative of the US Navy, finishing with a time of 10:02:15.
Daniela Nichols - Nichols is a two-time cancer survivor and single mother. A multiple Ironman finisher, Nichols participated in the inaugural Ford Ironman Louisville proving that "ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.(tm)"
Mike Demko - Demko completed the 140.6 miles wearing bib number 179 in memory of Ford Ironman World Championship finisher, Jon Blais, who passed away from ALS last May. A resident of Birmingham, MI, Demko participated to raise money and awareness for finding a cure for ALS.
Jeff Schneider - Schneider, from the Greater Louisville Sports Commission, played an integral role in bringing the event to the city of Louisville. Watch as Schneider, also a cancer survivor, finishes his first Ironman.

More Ironman events on TV:NBC’s coverage of the Ford Ironman World Championship airs on December 1, 2007 from 4:30pm-6:00pm EST (Schedule subject to change, check your local listings.)Other shows on the

Versus network include:Sun 12/02/2007 3:00 PM Ford Ironman WisconsinWed 12/05/2007 3:00 PM Ford Ironman WisconsinSun 12/16/2007 3:00 PM Ford Ironman FloridaWed 12/19/2007 3:00 PM Ford Ironnman FloridaSun 12/23/2007 3:00 PM Ironman 70.3 St, CroixWed 12/26/2007 3:30 PM Ironman 70.3 St, CroixSchedule subject to change, check your local listings.