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Winners Announced for Louisville pure tap® 5K

Louisville, KY – September 12, 2015 – With more than 1,000 registered participants, the Louisville pure tap® 5K went off this morning under cool and partly cloudy skies at race start. The race along Zorn Ave. followed the route your water takes every day as part of Louisville Water’s production of 120 million gallons of drinking water.

Patrick Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the men’s division in a time of 16:37.60, edging second-place finisher David Grieshaber of Louisville, Ky., who clocked a time of 16:51.00. Katie Casto Hynes of Louisville, Ky., won the women’s division in 18:56.06, beating Jenniffer Burton of Louisville, Ky., who finished in 21:26.98. Katie and Patrick Hynes, who recently relocated to Louisville from New York City, are the first married couple to win the men’s and women’s division.

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IRONMAN announces new, five-year IRONMAN® Louisville Contract

Norton Sports Health Renews Presenting Sponsorship for Duration of Agreement

 Louisville, Ky., – August 18, 2015 – IRONMAN and Louisville Sports Commission today announced a new five-year agreement that ensures the IRONMAN® Louisville triathlon presented by Norton Sports Health will be held in Louisville through 2019. The agreement also moves the event to the second Sunday in October from the traditional date in late-August.

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Louisville to Host Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge®

Louisville, Ky. – August 4, 2015 – The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisville Sports Commission will welcome U.S. and Canadian firefighters to Louisville when it hosts the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge® on Aug. 21-22.

This marks the first time that Louisville has hosted the Challenge, which seeks to encourage firefighter fitness and demonstrate the profession’s rigors to the public. Wearing “full bunker gear” and the Scott 5.5 Air-Pak breathing apparatus, teams and individuals race head-to-head as they simulate the physical demands of real-life firefighting by performing a linked series of five tasks including climbing the five-story tower, hoisting, chopping, dragging hoses and rescuing a life-sized, 175 lb. “victim” as they race against themselves, their opponents and the clock.

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Louisville Hosts Nation’s Top Prep Basketball Players

Kentucky Expo Center site of 2015 AAU Boys Basketball National Championships

            Lake Buena Vista, FL June 30, 2015 – The nation’s top prep basketball players will converge on Louisville, Ky., from July 22-27 for the 2015 AAU Boys Basketball 10th Grade and 11th Grade National Championships and Super Showcases.

Many of the top teams and players will be showcased including 2016 ESPN 100 ranked Edrice Adebayo (#6, Boo Williams Summer League), V.J. King (#16, King James Shooting Stars), Trent Forrest (#49, Alabama Challenge), Nick Ward (#52, All Ohio Red), Derek Funderburk (#53, King James Shooting Stars), and Xavier Simpson (#58, King James Shooting Stars).

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15th Annual North American One-Armed Golfers Association Championships

June 24, 2015 – Louisville, Ky. – Forty of the best one-armed golfers from the United States and abroad – including the top three players in the world and four veteran players from the local area – will compete in the 15th Annual North American One-Armed Golfers Association (NAOAGA) Championships June 28 – July 2 at four courses in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Champions will be crowned in three separate divisions in a traditional tournament format with the first two days of stroke play competition to determine the low eight qualifiers in each division, and the qualifiers moving on to match play. Non-qualifiers will continue to participate in a series of alternate shot and best ball events throughout the tournament.

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