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Ironman

Spectator Guide 2024: Watch the Ironman race in person or virtually

LAKE PLACID — Those wanting to see the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon — either in person or virtually — have options to watch portions of the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run on Sunday. Free live coverage of the event will be broadcast across multiple platforms for ...

‘It’s still amazing’

LAKE PLACID — After hosting a handful of Ironman Canada triathlons in the 1990s, Canadian Graham Fraser decided it was time to expand to the United States. The 1985 Ironman World Championship finisher and his team had a list of places in the Northeast that they wanted to check out. But on ...

‘The Voice of Ironman’ returns

LAKE PLACID — Legendary announcer Mike Reilly — “The Voice of Ironman” — is coming out of retirement to call one more Ironman Lake Placid triathlon on Sunday, July 21. He called every Ironman race in this village from 1999 to 2022. “They asked me to come back to the 25th ...

‘Gold standard’

LAKE PLACID — By the time the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon kicks off in the early hours of Sunday, July 21, a select group of people — experts considered the best in their trade — will have already put in a week of work on the event. Though the athletes are undeniably elite, it’s ...

Ironman still gives us chills after 25 years

We don’t apologize for loving the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, even though the crowds, traffic and training can cause headaches for some motorists, businesses and residents. You only have to be at the swim start at the municipal beach or the finish line at the Olympic Speedskating Oval ...

Aaron Hesseltine set to take on new challenge

SARANAC LAKE — Whether its a climbing the High Peaks or doing an extreme stamina challenge, Saranac Lake native Aaron Hesseltine enjoys pushing himself. So when his scheduled boxing match fell through in March, the 25-year-old decided he’d take on one of the most extreme challenges ...