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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 ...

‘Midnight’ crowd brings home one last Ironman in 2017

LAKE PLACID — Two minutes after midnight, as Sunday night, July 23, became Monday morning, July 24, 2017, “The Voice of Ironman” Mike Reilly began his thank yous. After a few final Ironman Lake Placid competitors finished their 140.6-mile triathlon journey in the moments before and ...

Ironman Lake Placid Course: Sunday, July 25, 2021

SWIM — 2.4 miles - Mirror Lake, a calm, pristine lake right in the heart of Lake Placid serves as the best Ironman swim in the world. The water temperature is typically in the high 60s to low 70s. “Follow the cable for the swim in beautiful Mirror Lake. Unless it is a rare day, a ...

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 ...