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Locals take on Ironman double duty

September 8, 2019
By MORGAN RYAN - Sports Editor ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Rich Burke, Caitlin Skufca, Nancy Sansevere and Brian Delaney completed the Lake Placid Ironman double Sunday by crossing the finish line of the 70.3 triathlon.

Each of the four locals athletes were also finishers in the 140.6-mile Ironman on July 28.

Burke, a 52-year-old from Saranac Lake, was the top local finisher in both races. He covered Sunday's course, which included a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run, in 4 hours, 40 minutes and 45 seconds to take first place in the 50-54-year-old age group and 15th overall.

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Rich Burke, of Saranac Lake, crosses the finish line to take first place in the 50-53-year-old age group Sunday in the Lake Placid Ironman 70.3.
(News photo — Lou Reuter)

In July's full Ironman, Burke crossed the line in 10:12:32. He also placed second in the Tupper Lake Tinman in June with a time of 4:19:32.

Skufca, a 27-year-old from Wilmington, finished in 5:34:36 on Sunday and 12:29:30 in July. She placed eighth overall in the 25-29-year-old age group with the help of a 3:01:35 bike time that was fourth best in her division.

Sansevere, a 39-year-old from Lake Placid, finished Sunday's race in 7:19:18 and the full Lake Placid Ironman in 16:13:27. Delaney, a 63-year-old from Lake Placid, finished the half-Ironman in 7:24:22 and the full in 16:20:33.

Bob Tebo, of Tupper Lake, won the 70-74-year-old division Sunday with a combined time of 5:59:38.

Dylan Cohen, of Keene Valley, was the second-fastest local in Sunday's race with a time of 5:34:07.

Out of the 1,746 finishers in Sunday's 70.3 triathlon, 15 were locals. There were also two local relay teams in the race. Last year, the race included 30 locals and 2,191 total finishers.


Ironman 70.3

Sunday's Results

Rich Burke, 52, Saranac Lake
Dylan Cohen, 47, Keene Valley
Caitlin Skufca, 27, Wilmington
Matt Delaney, 33, Lake Placid
Robert Tebo, 72, Tupper Lake
Team CrossFit Lake Placid
Team Fs Ironman Trio, Saranac Lake
Jessie Sangster, 37, Wilmington
Kirsten Elling, 57, Lake Placid
Dennis Perpetua, 42, Jay
Harrison Sangster, 47, Wilmington
Sunida Harper, 41, Lake Placid
Nancy Sansevere, 39, Lake Placid
Brian Delaney, 63, Lake Placid
Marjorie Waterson, 30, Lake Placid
Cindy Baird, 59, Lake Placid
Erin Hanczyk, 30, Jay



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