Cody Beals (Can) and Sarah True (USA) Claim Victories at the 2022 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship
July 24, 2022
More than 2,100 athletes converged in Upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains for the 23rd edition of the event
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (July 24, 2022) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Adirondack Mountains once again provided a picturesque backdrop for athletes from around the world for the 2022 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship triathlon on Sunday, July 24. This year’s version of the event saw athletes swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles through the region culminating in an exciting finish along Main Street just outside of the Olympic Oval. The event saw Cody Beals overcome a large deficit in the running portion of the triathlon to take the victory with a finishing time of 8:15:11. Second place finisher, Michael Weiss (AUT), made the finish interesting as he closed the gap to Beals in the final stretch of the 140.6-mile race. In the women’s professional race, it was Sarah True who outpaced the second place finisher, Heather Jackson (USA), in the running portion, to win with a time of 9:00:22. The 2022 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship triathlon also featured live event coverage that was on IRONMAN Now and can be viewed on Facebook Watch, YouTube and Twitch.
With approximately seven miles remaining in the run portion, then-leader, Justin Metzler (USA), began dealing with muscle cramps, proving Beals’ path to the top of the podium eminent. Eventual race runner-up, Weiss also stormed past the struggling Metzler to finish with an overall time of 8:17:04. Pamphiel Pareyn (BEL) rounded out the podium in third with a time of 8:23:25. In the professional women’s race, Heather Jackson (USA) took second behind True with an overall time of 9:16:23 while Jodie Robertson (USA) finished in third with a time of 9:22:02.
Top five professional men’s results:
|1. Cody Beals||CAN||00:50:34||04:33:26||02:46:28||08:15:11|
|2. Michael Weiss||AUT||00:55:51||04:22:13||02:53:34||08:17:04|
|3. Pamphiel Pareyn||BEL||00:50:25||04:29:48||02:58:14||08:23:25|
|4. Justin Metzler||USA||00:50:32||04:26:44||03:05:30||08:27:28|
|5. Matt Russell||USA||00:57:11||04:27:51||02:57:39||08:28:54|
Top five professional women’s results:
|1. Sarah True||USA||00:55:36||04:55:30||03:04:07||09:00:22|
|2. Heather Jackson||USA||01:05:22||04:52:21||03:13:53||09:16:23|
|3. Jodie Robertson||USA||01:02:55||05:04:32||03:07:41||09:22:02|
|4. Rachel Zilinskas||USA||00:50:57||05:11:52||03:23:23||09:32:33|
|5. Melanie McQuaid||CAN||00:58:03||05:05:32||03:25:45||09:34:32|
The 2022 IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship triathlon saw more than 2100 athletes start the race leading athletes along a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run through Lake Placid. The swim took place in beautiful Mirror Lake, which serves as one of the best IRONMAN swim courses in the world. Once out of the water, athletes transitioned over to the 112-mile bike portion. The two-loop bike course traveled through the surrounding hills of the Adirondacks. Athletes were challenged with the 11-mile climb up the “notch” from Wilmington back to the transition area at Northwood School. Runners experienced a two-loop course that traveled through city center. Athletes were able to view the famed Olympic ski jumps before heading down scenic River Road and ending on Main Street for the finish line. The 2022 ViewSPORT IRONMAN Lake Placid North American TriClub Championship offered qualifying slots to 2022 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship taking place in Kailua-Kona Hawai`i on Oct. 6 & 8, 2022.
Official results can be found at www.ironman.com/im-lake-placid-results.
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