Ironman Lake Placid takes to Adirondack roads and waters
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Athletes from around the world will be swimming, bicycling and running a marathon through the mountainous heart of the Adirondack Mountains this weekend.
The 20th annual Ironman Lake Placid triathlon takes place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, with a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon. Organizers expect about 2,500 people to participate in the race.
Temporary road closures will begin at 5 a.m. Sunday in the Lake Placid, Keene and Wilmington area. High Peaks hikers are being advised to plan for travel delays. Route 73 trailhead parking areas for Cascade and Pitchoff mountains and the Cascade lakes Day Use Area will be closed during the race.