Ross Baldwin (Brooklyn, N.Y.) And Evelyne Papillon (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada) First Across The Finish Line In The Debut Of The Northwell Health IRONMAN 70.3 New York – Jones Beach Triathlon

September 23, 2023

Over 2,300 athletes converged on Long Island’s South Shore for inaugural edition of IRONMAN 70.3 New York Jones Beach Triathlon

JONES BEACH, NY. (Sept. 23, 2023) /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Long Island’s south shore played host to the inaugural edition of Northwell Health IRONMAN® 70.3® New York – Jones Beach triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 23. Participating athletes were treated to an IRONMAN 70.3 journey highlighted by the world-famous Jones Beach State Park, home of 6.5 miles of beautiful white-sand beach on the Atlantic Ocean. In the age group men’s race, Ross Baldwin (Brooklyn, N.Y.), in the 35-39 age group, was the first to cross the line with a time of 3:40:47. Evelyne Papillon (Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada), finished first in the 40-44 age group, crossing the finish line with a time of 4:32:44.

More than 2,300 athletes from 46 U.S. States and 43 countries, regions and territories travelled to Long Island to compete in the inaugural race that began with a shortened 750-meter swim in Zach’s Bay just outside the famous Jones Beach Amphitheater before embarking upon the 56-mile closed bike course on the flat and fast Wantagh Parkway. The 13.1-mile run course took athletes onto the boardwalk alongside the Atlantic Ocean with an unforgettable finish line on the beach.

Due to the weather conditions on race morning, IRONMAN and local officials made the decision in the interest of athlete safety and the strict benchmarks in place, the swim portion of IRONMAN 70.3 New York triathlon shortened to a 750-meter (0.46 mile) swim.

Next Events Coming Up

The racing continues along the IRONMAN 70.3 circuit in North America with stops in the Southern U.S. for St. Jude IRONMAN 70.3 Memphis triathlon on Oct. 7 and IRONMAN 70.3 Waco on Oct. 15.

The Northwell Health IRONMAN 70.3 New York – Jones Beach will return to Long Island’s South Shore on Sept. 28, 2024. General registration for the 2024 edition will open on Oct. 4, 2023.

Full results for the 2023 Northwell Health IRONMAN 70.3 New York – Jones Beach triathlon can be found at www.ironman.com/im703-new-york-results.

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