So Busso up from 40 to 65 and Cairns from 75 to 80. Assuming no change at Port.
Select IRONMAN Races to Offer Increased Kona Slots
Regional Championships, IRONMAN Wales, and IRONMAN Western Australia to receive additional IRONMAN World Championship qualifying slots.
Getting to the IRONMAN World Championship takes hard work and determination. To give more of our dedicated athletes the chance to participate in the iconic race in Hawai'i, we have allotted additional Kona slots to a selection of races from our global portfolio.
For 2017, the following two races will offer 65 slots to the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship.
IRONMAN Wales has been delighting athletes since 2011. It starts on Tenby's North Beach, which provides one of the most spectacular swim locations on the European race circuit. Along a spectacular course that takes in stunning beaches and medieval fortresses, athletes are treated to some of the most vocal and enthusiastic spectators in endurance sports.
→ Placed in the Overall Swim, Overall Bike, Overall Run, Best Race Venue, Best Host City Experience, Best Post-Race Celebration, Will Attend Next Year, and Will Recommend to a Friend categories in the 2016 IRONMAN Athletes' Choice Awards
SunSmart IRONMAN Western Australia has been a stalwart of the Asia-Pacific triathlon scene since 2004. It takes place in the scenic town of Busselton in the south-west region of the vast state of Western Australia. The even is renowned worldwide for being the place to go for a personal best, with the bike and run courses amongst the flattest on the global IRONMAN circuit.
→ Placed in the Overall Swim, Best Host City Experience, and the Will Attend Next Year categories in the 2016 IRONMAN Athletes' Choice Awards.
In addition, each of the regional championship races for 2018 will offer 80 slots to the 2018 IRONMAN World Championship, including: The Memorial Hermann IRONMAN North American Championship, Texas; the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship, South Africa; the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship, Cairns; and the Mainova IRONMAN European Championship, Frankfurt.
Originally from: http://ap.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2017/06/increased-kona-slots.aspx#ixzz4jltSwwVz