June 7th, 2015, ushered in the inaugural Legends Free State Triathlon at Clinton Lake in Lawrence, KS. The event boasted a sprint distance, olympic distance, half distance and a 100 mile distance triathlon all on the same day at the same location. Historically, this date was reserved for the Ironman Kansas 70.3 race that had been held here for several years, however, that event was discontinued for 2015 and Legends event series stepped in to fill the void.
The past Ironman event has brought in from 2000 to 1200 athletes into Lawrence to spend their time, money and energy at the race. This year, across all event distances, 900 athletes toed the line for the first ever mixed distance triathlon. Also available was an aquabike option across multiple distances for those who aren't into the whole running deal.