Joe Skipper (GBR) And Alice Alberts (USA) Claim Victories at the 2023 Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid Triathlon, Part of The Vinfast IRONMAN North America Series

July 24, 2023

More than 1,800 athletes converged in New York’s Adirondack Mountains for longest running IRONMAN triathlon in the United States

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – New York’s Adirondack Mountains and the iconic Village of Lake Placid welcomed the return of the Athletic Brewing IRONMAN® Lake Placid triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, for its 24th edition on Sunday, July 23. This longstanding IRONMAN triathlon 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 inside of the iconic Olympic Oval. Joe Skipper distanced himself from the competition with a dominating performance on the bike and run to take the overall win in Lake Place finishing with a time of 8:03:46. In the women’s professional race, it was Alice Alberts who cruised her way into her first IRONMAN victory as a professional, outpacing the competition to win with a time of 9:16:01. The event also featured live event coverage that was on IRONMAN Now and can be viewed on Facebook Watch, YouTube and Twitch.

Veteran pro Ben Hoffman (USA) followed in second place, a little over two minutes behind Skipper finishing with a time of 8:06:06 in his return to Lake Placid. Matt Hanson (USA) earned a hard fought third place position finishing with a time of 8:09:51. On the professional women’s race, second-place finisher, Erin Snelgrove (CAN), impressed in the running portion but came up just short of catching Alberts finishing with a time of 9:21:49. Jen Annett (CAN) rounded out the podium in third with a time of 9:27:35.

Top five professional men’s results:

1. Joe Skipper GBR 00:53:47 04:19:54 02:45:17 08:03:46
2. Ben Hoffman USA 00:51:54 04:24:52 02:44:34 08:06:06
3. Matt Hanson USA 00:53:42 04:30:22 02:41:15 08:09:51
4. Josh Amberger AUS 00:49:44 04:24:31 02:54:58 08:14:58
5. Michael Weiss AUT 00:55:31 04:24:14 02:52:35 08:17:35

Top five professional women’s results:

1. Alice Alberts USA 01:00:12 05:03:41 03:06:29 09:16:01
2. Erin Snelgrove CAN 01:02:08 05:10:06 03:02:31 09:21:49
3. Jen Annett CAN 01:04:35 05:05:31 03:12:08 09:27:35
4. Angela Naeth CAN 01:04:53 05:00:04 03:21:40 09:32:23
5. Ai Ueda JPN 01:00:15 05:22:40 03:05:31 09:33:49

The 2023 Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series, saw more than 1,800 athletes start the 140.6-mile race through the Adirondacks. Taking place in beautiful Mirror Lake, the two-loop swim saw athletes exit the water and re-enter the water just outside of the Lake Placid Beach House. Once out of the water, athletes transitioned over to the 112-mile bike portion. One of the most famous on the IRONMAN circuit, the two-loop bike course traveled deep into Adirondacks, featuring a long descent down to the village of Keene and finishing with an 11-mile climb through the Wilmington Notch taking athletes past Whiteface Mountain. The two-loop run course took athletes past the Horse Show Grounds and the Olympic Ski Jumps before following scenic River Road and the challenging climb back into town. The race culminated with an unforgettable finish line experience on the legendary Olympic Oval used in the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. The 2023 Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon offered qualifying slots to the 2023 VinFast IRONMAN World Championship, 65 slots for the men in Nice, France on September 10 and 100 slots for the women in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i on October 14.

Official results can be found at www.ironman.com/im-lake-placid-results.

Celebrating 25 Years in 2024

The Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series will celebrate its 25th anniversary marking a major milestone when it returns on July 21, 2024. Marking a quarter-century of unforgettable moments and incredible achievements for this iconic event being held in New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Since its inception, the IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon has captured the hearts and minds of athletes, spectators, and the local community. The event became the first IRONMAN branded event in the continental United States and only the second in North America, behind IRONMAN Canada, when it was introduced in 1999. To commemorate this significant milestone, IRONMAN will unveil a range of limited-edition Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series merchandise, including commemorative apparel, accessories, and collectibles.

General registration for 2024 edition will open online to the public on July 31, 2023 by visiting, www.ironman.com/im-lake-placid-register.

For more information on the 2023 Athletic Brewing IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon, part of the VinFast IRONMAN North America Series visit, www.ironman.com/im-lake-placid. For more information on the IRONMAN brand and global event series, visit www.ironman.com. Media inquiries may be directed to press@ironman.com.

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