Astana boss Alexandre Vinokourov qualifies on first try for Ironman World Championship

The Astana boss finished second in his age category to qualify for the World Championship in Hawaii

Alexandre Vinokourov at stage twenty-one of the 2015 Tour of Spain

(Image credit: Watson)

Alexandre Vinokourov, Team Astana boss and London Olympic road race champion, qualified immediately for the Ironman Hawaii by finishing second in his age category in the Copenhagen event on Sunday.

The Kazakh, 44, completed his first full-distance triathlon at the Ironman Copenhagen second in the 45-49 age category and 41st place overall. He completed the event in nine hours, 4-16 minutes.

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