KOHALA COAST, Hawaii: Lance Armstrong is reportedly set to take on the 9th Annual Ironman70.3 Hawaii race on June 2nd.
The seven-time Tour de France Champion will be among the 1,600 athletes who will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles along the Kohala Coast in the triathlon commonly known as the Honu.
Armstrong is racing as a professional with the goal of qualifying for the 2012 Ironman World Championship, taking place on Oct. 13 in Kailua-Kona, according to an Ironman media release.
Armstrong won for the first time this weekend in the Florida 70.3 race, where he topped a field of fewer than two dozen pros.
The Honu is one of nearly 60 events in the global Ironman 70.3 Series. Organizers wait to see what the so-called Lance effect will be on race day, as the once small local event prepares for the big name sports celebrity.
The point-to-point swim takes place off the shores of Hapuna Beach State Park and the bike course follows the Northern half of the famous Ironman World Championship path on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Participants will finish with a run through the resort grounds as they make their way to the finish line at Honu Pointe of The Fairmont Orchid Hotel.