Some people around our fair city might scoff at the idea of The Sandbar being a part of the local tourism industry, but we sure get a lot of press in a variety of outlets.

Last June, the Ironman Kansas 70.3 debuted in Lawrence. For those of you who don't know what this is, it's a triathlon that consists of a 1.2 mile swim, followed by a 56 mile bike ride, followed by a 13.1 mile run. In other words, nothing you will ever see me do.

Triathlete Magazine covered this event in their September 2008 issue, beginning with the story of Jim Ryun, one of the state's most famous runners and then briefly making mention of several hotspots in downtown Lawrence- including, of course, The Sandbar.

While we only got one sentence in the article- which was still cool because the only other businesses mentioned were Java Break, Astrokitty, the Raven, and the Replay- we were thrilled with the enormous full-color, center-spread photo of our beautiful, bright building.

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Just doing our part to help promote tourism in Lawrence.