Sun, Jul 26 | Lake Placid

Ironman Lake Placid

The longest-running IRONMAN event in the U.S outside of the world championship in Hawai’i, the Olympic sporting legacy still breathes through this pristine Adirondack town. Meandering forest trails and sparkling lakes converge in cottage country to offer athletes a memorable race-week experience.
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Ironman Lake Placid

Time & Location

Jul 26, 2020, 7:00 AM
Lake Placid, Lake Placid, NY 12946, USA

About the event

The Swim:

The two loop swim takes place in Mirror Lake, a calm, pristine lake right in the heart of Lake Placid. It’s an excellent spectator course. The water temperature is typically in the high 60s to low 70s. The swim is a rolling start keeping all swim buoys to your right. Each athlete will exit the water and run on the beach before entering swim entrance for second lap.

Athletes will enter the water in a continuous stream through a controlled access point, similar to how running road races are started. An athlete’s times will start when they cross timing mats under the swim arch.

Athletes will be directed to self-seed on race morning based on their projected swim time. Volunteers and staff will be in the staging area with signs and will assist with this process. Self-seeding will not be mandatory but will be encouraged. All athletes will have access to a dedicated warm-up area in the water located adjacent to the swim start.

Age Group athletes will begin entering the water at 6:30 a.m.

The Bike:

The demanding two-loop bike course takes cyclists through the surrounding hills of the Adirondacks, each lap culminating with the 11-mile climb up "the notch" from Wilmington back to the transition area located at the famed speed skating oval. 

The Run:

The two-loop course will challenge athletes with a tour through the city center four times. Runners head past the famed Olympic ski jumps, down to the turnaround on scenic River Road and then back up to the turnaround on the shores of Mirror Lake. 

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