NORTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- For the first time nationally, IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 will race on the same day in North Lake Tahoe. IRONMAN announced Tuesday that IRONMAN Lake Tahoe will pilot this dual program in North America, a program format that is already well received by athletes in Asia-Pacific.
“As IRONMAN expands globally, there is an increased desire for athletes from all regions to have similar opportunities,” said Steve Meckfessel, managing director of Global Race Operations for IRONMAN. “Lake Tahoe is a perfect venue for this program as it allows athletes with different fitness levels and goals to experience everything Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region has to offer.”
IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe leads athletes through a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run on the same terrain as IRONMAN Lake Tahoe. The race will start with a single loop 1.2-mile swim in North Lake Tahoe at King’s Beach. Athletes will have a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop 56-mile bike course that will travel through Tahoe City before following the Truckee River past Squaw Valley and into the town of Truckee.
From there, the course turns south past Northstar and climbs to Brockway Summit. Athletes will complete the bike course at Squaw Valley. Runners will proceed back up the Truckee River bike path and be treated to a relatively flat course before finishing along the cobbled corridors of the Village at Squaw Valley.
The IRONMAN 70.3 Lake Tahoe is the 25th race in the U.S. Series. IRONMAN Lake Tahoe returns for the second time after selling out registration last year. The two races are scheduled for Sunday, September 21, 2014. For more information, or to register click HERE