Anyways!......you should watch this video (Thanks to Kevin @ IronmanByThirty for posting this via twitter yesterday). Its about the new changes to the Kona lottery. First, watch:
What do you think? Do you think this is good? Bad? Waters things down? Is a good idea?
Personally, it's still a lottery and it's still only 205 slots. The race is STILL the World Championships. If they had increased the number of lottery slots (taken away from overall entry slots), then yes, I think the lottery would water down the "caliber" of the race, but they aren't doing this. It is still a lottery.
Now the question is: Will you do 12 Ironman races (spread out hopefully!) to become eligble and will you in the meantime attempt the lottery now that each time you enter your chances are increased?