Lake Placid Region is famous for hosting the 1932 and 1980 Winter
Olympics. Lake Placid has also been host for a variety of world
class events including the
Ironman Triathalon, World
Cup bobsled and luge, international figure skating, Empire State
Games and the "I Love NY" Horse Shows. The Lake Placid region offers
visitors a rich variety of historic, artistic and cultural attractions.
Lake Placid's Olympic attractions include famous Whiteface Mountain,
boasting the greatest vertical drop in the East and the Mackenzie
Intervale Olympic Ski Jumping Complex, where you can ride to the
top of the 26 story, 120 meter ski jump in a glass enclosed elevator!
Other venues include the Mt. Van Hoevenberg bobsled and luge track
where you can take an exhilarating ride down the only dedicated
in the US.
IRON MAN TRIATHALON
- July 25th 2010
Annual Celebration! Competitors from around the world will arrive
in Lake Placid to compete in one of only 5 official Ironman Triathlons
to be held in the continental U.S.
COURSE - 2.4 Miles (2 loops) The two loop swim takes place in
Mirror Lake, a calm, pristine lake right in the heart of Lake Placid.
It is an excellent spectator course. The water temperature is typically
in the high 60s to low 70s. Wetsuits will be allowed The swim is
a mass start keeping all swim bouys to your left. Each athlete will
exit the water and run on the beach before entering swim entrance
for second lap. The ChampionChip system will be used to time the
race and to ensure everyone completes 2 laps. Swim Lap times will
be available on the Internet. After the second lap, exit the water
and run down Lake Placid Club Dr. , downhill to transition zone.
There will be carpet on the road. The swim course will close at
9:20 am. (2hrs 20 minute time limit)
here for extensive Iron Man Slide Show (this is a long slide
show - after page loads hit the * on your number pad)
COURSE - 112 Miles (2 loops) The two loop bike course takes
place on state, county, and local roads. * Exit transition down
the school bus ramp, crossing School St. onto Colden Ave. * Left
at the bottom of the hill on Mill Pond Dr. * Right on Sentinel Rd.
(State Rte. 73) between the Downhill Grill and the old IGA. * Follow
Rte. 73 toward the ski jumps. * East on Rte. 73, you will see the
ski jump on your right, climb approx. 1 mile followed by rolling
hills past the Mt. Van Hoevenberg Olympic complex. The long descent
into Keene begins at the Cascade Mt. trailhead and passes the Cascade
Lakes. Please use caution on the descent! * Turn left on State
Rte. 9N in Keene. * North on Rte. 9N to Upper Jay, * Follow Rte.
9N to Jay. * Continue through Jay on Rte. 9N toward Ausable Forks.
The turnaround is at approximately 5.6 miles, just before College
St. in Ausable Forks. * Return to Jay via Rte. 9N, making a right
on State Rte. 86 in Jay. * Follow Rte. 86 to Wilmington and turn
right onto Haselton Rd. * Head out 1.0 miles on Haselton Rd. to
a turnaround point and return to Rte. 86. * Right on Rte. 86 * Turn
left to stay on Rte. 86 in Wilmington towards Whiteface Mountain.
* Right on Northwood Rd. * Left on Mirror Lake Dr. * Right on Parkside
Dr. * Left on Main St. * Right on Cummins Rd. * Left on Lake Placid
High School access drive. * Repeat loop * After second loop, enter
transition from behind the high school.
COURSE - 26.2 Miles (2 loops) This spectator friendly two loop
course passes by the downtown area four times! This incredible route
features some spectacular tree-lined river scenery, coupled with
lake side running. There are a few rolling hills, but overall athletes
will find this a fast, fair run course. * Exit Transition turning
right (south) on Main St. * Right on Sentinel Rd. * Sentinel Rd.
turns into Cascade Rd. (HWY
73). This will take you out of town to the Olympic Ski jump on your
right. * Left on Riverside Rd. (River Rd.) to turn around #1 and
back the same route into Lake Placid. * Upon returning to Main St.
at the transition area, turn right on Lake Placid Club Dr. and follow
it up to turn around #2. * Back down Lake Placid Club Dr. to Main
St. * Left on Main St. and back out for the second loop. * After
turn around #2 on the second loop, return to Main St. and enter
the Olympic Speedskating Oval. * The finish line will be located
on the far side of the Olympic Speedsakating Oval, as athletes will
have the added thrill of running down the finish chute on the same
track that Eric Heiden Won five Olympic gold medals back in 1980.
(information provided by http://www.ironmanlakeplacid.com/)
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