|(Lance Armstrong wins Ironman Florida 70.3 in 3:45:48, photo courtesy of Elizabeth Kreutz)|
Armstrong will race his first professional full Ironman event June 24 in Nice, France. To qualify for the Hawaii championship, all athletes must first complete a full Ironman race. Armstrong currently ranks 59th with 2,305 points earned through his half Ironman events. The top 40 ranked professionals by July 29 will qualify to go to Hawaii.