LAKE PLACID - Charlie Cowan was the top local male finisher and Joni Gerken was the top local female Sunday, July 21 in the 14th running of the Lake Placid Ironman.
Cowan, a 60-year-old Lake Placid resident, took first in his age group with an overall time of 11 hours, 21 minutes and 20 seconds. Cowan completed the 2.4-mile swim in 1:00:55, the 112-mile bike in 6:02:45 and the marathon in 4:06:36. He was the 238th overall competitor to cross the finish line.
Gerken, a 30-year-old from Lake Placid, completed the course in 11:43:29 to finish 353rd overall. She recorded a 1:17:31 swim, a 6:15:38 bike and 3:57:24 run.
Lou Reuter/Lake Placid News
Charlie Cowan of Lake Placid rides part of the 112-mile bicycle course at the Lake Placid Ironman on Sunday, July 22.
Gerken placed second in the women's 30-34 age group out of 24 other competitors. She placed first in her age group in the Lake Placid Marathon (3:29:08) on June 10 and completed the Boston Marathon in 3:48:21 on April 16.
Another Lake Placidian who competed in both the Boston Marathon and Lake Placid Ironman this year was Rachel Butler, who finished the Ironman in 12:10:37 and the Boston Marathon in 3:59:39. Butler, 44, placed third in the women's 40-44 category of the Ironman.
Steven Vargo and Andrew Baird, both from Lake Placid, competed in the 18- to 24-year-old age group. Vargo, 24, finished in 11:47:38 and Baird, 20, crossed the line in 12:05:21.
Heidi Baumbach, a 2008 graduate of Lake Placid High School, finished her first Ironman in 12:25:42. The 22-year-old recent Ithaca College graduate completed the swim in 1:09:06, the bike in 6:50:18 and the marathon in 4:11:16.
Baumbach was named as the Ithaca College outdoor track athlete of the year after setting a school record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and placing second in the ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships
High Peaks Cyclery owner Brian Delaney finished his 14th Ironman in 13:06:12. He is one of the rare few who have completed each of the 14 Lake Placid Ironmans.
There were 27 finishers from the Tri-Lakes and 2,273 overall.
|Charlie Cowan||Lake Placid||1/9||M60-64||11:21:20||1:00:55||6:11||6:02:45||4:55||4:06:36|
|Joni Gerken||Lake Placid||2/24||W30-34||11:43:29||1:17:31||7:33||6:15:39||5:23||3:57:25|
|Steven Vargo||Lake Placid||4/19||M18-24||11:47:38||1:10:52||5:58||5:54:12||2:56||4:33:42|
|Andrew Baird||Lake Placid||9/19||M18-24||12:05:21||1:09:20||8:28||6:26:34||8:11||4:12:50|
|Rachel Butler||Lake Placid||3/31||W40-44||12:10:37||1:21:24||6:03||6:22:48||3:28||4:16:55|
|Heidi Baumbach||Lake Placid||1/4||W18-24||12:25:42||1:09:06||9:18||6:50:18||5:46||4:11:16|
|Brian Delaney||Lake Placid||5/19||M55-59||13:06:12||1:11:49||11:35||6:40:37||7:26||4:54:47|
|Taylor Mckenna||Lake Placid||21/36||M25-29||13:16:22||1:27:07||7:24||6:26:03||4:57||5:10:53|
|Richard Erenstone||Lake Placid||1/6||M65-69||13:31:10||1:10:52||8:42||6:53:00||5:07||5:13:31|
|Stewart McCullouch||Tupper Lake||2/6||M65-69||14:14:11||1:36:56||11:34||8:39:58||14:58||3:30:48|
|Robert Tebo||Tupper Lake||3/6||M65-69||14:35:28||1:10:31||8:26||7:03:44||14:33||5:58:16|
|Russ Clopine||Lake Placid||68/84||M45-49||14:36:27||1:25:51||11:09||6:54:37||5:50||5:59:02|
|Paul Cassot||Lake Placid||5/9||M60-64||14:39:31||1:24:54||10:10||7:39:13||7:50||5:17:25|
|Robert Morgenson||Lake Placid||14/19||M55-59||14:59:40||1:17:33||12:03||7:11:23||9:37||6:09:07|
|Christine Lennon||Lake Placid||19/24||W30-34||15:04:05||1:32:53||8:56||7:42:18||8:09||5:31:50|
|Veronica Byers||Lake Placid||24/28||W35-39||16:01:56||1:46:24||6:56||8:32:42||9:06||5:26:50|
|Michael Saulpaugh||Lake Placid||17/19||M18-24||16:07:47||1:31:52||7:45||8:26:52||6:08||5:55:12|
|Ed Cassot||Lake Placid||9/9||M60-64||16:11:46||1:26:20||9:12||8:38:35||10:19||5:47:22|
|Sara Lindsay||Lake Placid||27/28||W35-39||16:25:29||1:19:22||8:34||8:01:48||19:11||6:36:36|
|Carolyn Mandeville||Lake Placid||11/12||W25-29||16:25:29||1:16:09||10:57||8:22:54||6:45||6:28:46|
|Chris Grant||Lake Placid||55/55||M50-54||16:49:43||1:22:20||12:20||7:23:24||15:33||7:36:08|