Springfield's Scott Atkinson to compete in Ironman

Scott Atkinson of Springfield was selected by lottery to participate in this year's Ironman Triathlon World Championships. According to the News-Leader article:
The 41-year-old pediatric ophthalmologist from Springfield was selected to compete for the world title through a lottery drawing that drew nearly 5,000 entries worldwide.

Atkinson will be one of 205 lottery entrants in the field of 1,700 of the world's fittest athletes for the Oct. 15 competition