Aaron Hesseltine set to take on new challenge

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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 ...

Ironman community liaison assists during training, event

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LAKE PLACID — The 25th Ironman Lake Placid will take place on Sunday, July 21; its course defined along roads throughout Lake Placid, Keene, Jay, Upper Jay, AuSable Forks and Wilmington. Ironman Lake Placid organizers have, once again, established a community liaison to assist businesses and ...

US biathlon names senior team coach

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MIDWAY, Utah — Mike Gibson has assumed the newly-created position of senior team coach, the U.S. Biathlon recently announced. Gibson, a retired professional biathlete has built a career as a biathlon coach, as well as a designer and inventor. “I’m honored to take on the role of senior ...

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 ...