End of July feels like the “Dog Days of Summer” this year in the Mid-Atlantic. Start-tri is just back from (a little bit cooler) Lake Placid where many triathletes competed in the now iconic 18th annual Ironman Lake Placid. This year the race presented itself with no rain, but a blazing sun that did not let up the whole day! While the temps were not as high as in years past, the dropout/DNF rate of 9% was the highest ever! That being said, Start-tri athletes all crossed the line safely and can call themselves an Ironman:) We were also lucky to witness the engagement of two first time IM finishers Hallie Halsey and Justin Berutich at the magical finish line!
Congrats to Ian Davis, John Mackin, Ed Riley, Bernie Garruppo, Justin Berutich, Hallie Halsey, Matt Lefkowitz, Amy Campbell and Leon Herszon!!!
Next up, Tuckahoe Tri, Belmar Tri, Rev3 Poconos Oly/70.3, West Point Tri, Ironman Mt. Tremblant, Lake Welch Tri, Skylands Tri, Savageman 70.3, Ironman Maryland, Ironman NC and others…Good luck at all races:)
This season has brought many podiums and AG wins in short course races. We have been updating along the way on Facebook and Twitter.
I want to thank all Start-tri athletes who have been competing and who continue to compete through the summer.
See you all at the races…