Nearly 2,500 Athletes Converged in Lake Placid to Participate in the IRONMAN Lake Placid Triathlon
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (July 24, 2016) – Heather Jackson (USA) showed toughness and determination as she battled a competitive women’s professional field to claim victory at the 2016 IRONMAN® Lake Placid triathlon. Jackson pulled off a brilliant run with a finish time of 9:09:42, a new course record.
Top five professional women’s results:
SWIM BIKE RUN FINISH
- Heather Jackson USA 01:00:22 04:57:36 03:07:00 09:09:42
- Annah Watkinson ZAF 00:59:41 05:21:17 03:18:45 09:45:00
- Alicia Kaye USA 00:54:25 05:24:38 03:28:39 09:53:31
- Beth Shutt USA 01:01:28 05:29:34 03:40:05 10:17:00
- Nicole Valentine USA 01:05:14 05:56:29 03:23:59 10:33:44
The 2016 IRONMAN® Lake Placid triathlon saw approximately 2,500 athletes representing 22 countries and 44 states start the race. Competitors ranged in age from 18-79 years old. One of more than 40 events in the global IRONMAN Series, athletes took on a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run throughout Lake Placid and its surrounding areas. The swim took place in the clear waters of Mirror Lake, while the two-loop bike course took athletes through the scenic and challenging Adirondack Mountains. The two-loop run course ventured through the town and back around Mirror Lake for a spectacular finish in the Olympic Speed Skating Oval. The event offered a total female professional prize purse of $50,000 and 40 coveted age-group qualifying slots to the 2016 IRONMAN World Championship, taking place on October 8 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
A full race recap will be forthcoming at www.ironman.com/triathlon-news/ironman-life.aspx. Full results for the 2016 IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/lake-placid/results.aspx
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