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IRONMAN returns to Tahoe

On September 21 Squaw Valley will host the second annual IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathlon.
Submitted photo by Matt Palmer |

Olympic Valley — On September 21 Squaw Valley will host the second annual IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathlon.

In addition to the 140.6 mile race, the inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe triathlon will take place concurrently with the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe triathlon. This will be the first time an IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon and IRONMAN triathlon will be held on the same day in the same venue in North America.

Lake Tahoe’s IRONMAN triathlon is arguably one of the most challenging IRONMAN races in the world. Not only are Lake Tahoe competitors racing at over 6,000 feet above sea level, they must also push through 8,000 feet of climbing during the 112 mile bike course, in addition to the 2.4 mile swim and 26.2 mile marathon race.



Both the IRONMAN Lake Tahoe and IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe triathlon courses will wind through Tahoe City, Truckee and Squaw Valley, with the race beginning on the pristine shores of Lake Tahoe. The Village at Squaw Valley will be the ultimate location for fans and spectators, hosting the transition between the bike course and the run, as well as the finish for both races.

Registration is currently open for both races. IRONMAN Lake Tahoe registration is $700; IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe registration is $275. For more information, visit http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/lake-tahoe.aspx#axzz319fcGNNF.


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