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Ironman back with major changes to 2021 course

LAKE PLACID — Ironman Lake Placid, one of the longest-running sports traditions in this village, will return on Sunday, July 25, but with a different look, after taking 2020 off due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We are basically creating a whole new race in comparison to what we had ...

Ironman Lake Placid agreement extended for one year

LAKE PLACID -- Ironman Lake Placid will return in 2022. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the village of Lake Placid and the town of North Elba announced on Friday that the triathlon would be brought back to Lake Placid in 2022, despite ongoing debate within the community over ...

US extends Canadian non-essential travel ban across border until Aug. 21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is extending a “non-essential” travel ban for Canadians and Mexicans across the border until Aug. 21, according to a document published in the Federal Register on Thursday, July 22. The travel ban, issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, was ...

Ironman returns Sunday

LAKE PLACID — This village will host the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon again on Sunday, July 25 after taking a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic. Founded in 1999, Ironman Lake Placid is the longest-running Ironman race in North America. According to Ironman Regional Race Director ...

Village officials mixed on extending Ironman contract

LAKE PLACID — Village officials, much like the community, are mixed on whether they believe the Ironman triathlon should return to Lake Placid in 2022. The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism, the town of North Elba, the village of Lake Placid and Ironman usually sign a multi-year ...

UP CLOSE: Healing hound

LAKE PLACID — Stuck at home at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Saranac Lake native Traci Marie Wagner had only her dog, Maggie, to keep her company. Wagner loved Maggie, a great dane-mastiff. She’d had the dog for 11 years, and it helped her through some of the hardest times ...