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6/25/10

Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman competition this weekend

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3 is going eco-friendly this year, by partnering up with Green Queens Curbside Recycling. They both hope to capture hundreds of pounds of recyclables, as last year's amount of waste was massive.

The purpose of the partnership is to introduce this new service, and help the event's environmental impact.

The Ironman 70.3 course is made up of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. This year, 1,600 participants from various countries will compete with the race beginning, Sunday, June 27th at 6:30 a.m. at Buffalo Springs Lake.

Green Queens will have recycling bins throughout the event, and along the course routes. The goal is to capture all plastic, paperboard, cardboard, and other recyclables generated by the event sponsors and participants.

The pre-race expo starts, Friday, June 25th from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 26th, at the Holiday Inn-Park Plaza.

A total of 28 Ironman World Championship slots will be awarded, as well as 50 Ironman World Championship 70.3 slots.

For more information, contact Heather Castagna at 806-789-7329 or 817-729-9242 or visit the Ironman 70.3 Race website at http://www.buffalospringslaketriathlon.com.

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