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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 ...

Izzo, Hartman ready for 2021 Ironman Lake Placid

SARANAC LAKE — For some, the Ironman triathlon means nothing, but for others, it means everything. Ten local athletes are registered for the Ironman Lake Placid race on Sunday, July 25, and each of them have trained for this moment. Some are competing for the first time, and others have ...

Traffic detours, alternate routes set for July 25 Ironman race

LAKE PLACID — There will be some road closures in the Olympic Region for the annual Ironman Lake Placid triathlon, which will take place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, July 25. Officials have also listed some alternate routes for motorists during the race. The route includes a ...

From the archives: Ironman arrives

July 16, 1999 — Lake Placid News - The history of triathlon and a great part of its fame depends on what Hawaii Ironman heroes were capable of doing mile after mile on the Kona lava fields. Since the first event in 1978, many things have changed; now there are various distances and ...