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Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe will take place on the same day as Ironman Lake Tahoe.
Ironman announced today that North Lake Tahoe will host a 70.3 race starting this year. The inaugural Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe triathlon will take place on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 concurrently with the Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon.
Having Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races on the same day in the same venue has been well received by athletes in Asia-Pacific. For 2014, Ironman will pilot this program in North America at Ironman Lake Tahoe by adding Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe.
“Lake Tahoe is a beautiful and very challenging venue,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer for Ironman. “Our Ironman Lake Tahoe triathlon introduced last year has quickly become one of the most difficult races in our series. We are thrilled to provide this dual race with the addition of Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe—as it creates a new and unique athlete experience here in North America.”
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 Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe race will start with a single loop 1.2-mile swim in the pristine waters of North Lake Tahoe at King’s Beach. Athletes will enjoy 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, home to the 1960 Winter Olympics. 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.
Read more: Ironman.com