I think this was debated to some extent last year and the year before, I cant remember the outcome.
Lanza is hard, the hardest? (irrespective of bike course resurfacing in 2006?), I think many would struggle to argue for a harder race so it justifies its position. Talking of which brings up Wales, I can only think of one course which genuinely challenges Lanza and its Wales.
Ive not done Kona yet, and it surely deserves its place given the requirement for qualification, non wetsuit swim, temperature, wind etc but on a course for course basis is it harder than Wales, UK, etc?
Personally I think Wales deserves the extra point, but whether the' rules' need changing, and who makes the decision is anyone's guess to hazard.
Interestingly my slowest Ironman finish is at Florida
Just want to give an update, as some know the shields need updating (run out of room for the plaques), im in the process of getting them measured and a quote from a local shield/trophy shop where I work. Sorry this is taking so long, I expect to hear something next week?