Tuesday, September 15, 2015

IRONMAN- Lake Tahoe

IRONMAN has become one of the most popular triathlon races in the world.  IRONMAN started in Hawaii in 1978 and now has more than two dozen races held all over the world from Taiwan to Australia.  Athletes competing in these races have trained for months and years ahead of this day for the chance to break a personal best or to simply finish.  To go out and watch these athletes is exhilarating, inspiring and of course the competitors will appreciate some encouragement from the sidelines. 

This Sunday, September 20 IRONMAN will be coming to Lake Tahoe with prime viewing locations at Squaw Valley, Kings Beach, Tahoe City and Truckee.  
The 2.4 mile swim will take place in Kings Beach with a 1.2 mile course-the athletes will do two laps starting at 6:40am.  From there, athletes transition to the 112 mile bike ride.  The course will take riders on a two lap triangle loop with corners at Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Truckee and back to Kings Beach.  On the third lap around, riders will take a left turn as they pass by Squaw Valley.  Transition two is in the Village at Squaw.  Competitors will then take off on the 26.2 (marathon) run to Tahoe City and back and then back again to Tahoe City before they complete their day in the heart of the Village at Squaw and become an IRONMAN finisher.  The final stage is an incredible place to be as athletes will be finishing into the night with a final cut off time at 12am Sunday night, that’s 17 hours 15minutes after the start.  What a day! 

Look out for local athletes Jeff Dostie who is competing for a personal challenge. Jeff Schloss, who has completed 2 Iron-distance races, is hoping that living at altitude will help him with his goal of qualifying for the Ironman World Championships. Adrian Tieslau has trained through the demanding schedule of a full time job and 3 kids.
All throughout the weekend the IRONMAN Village will be open with shops and vendors in the Village at Squaw.  On Saturday at 9am join in on the IRONKID.  Kids ages 3 to 15 can compete in a 1 mile or 1/4 mile race at Squaw Valley.  The IRONMAN will bring much excitement to the area this weekend.  

Swim. Bike. Run. Go. Go. Go!

Katie Tyler

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