Ironman Lake Tahoe

Oh. my. gosh. Looks awesome!

World Triathlon Corporation just announced the inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe will take place on Sunday, Septmeber 22, 2013. It will be the first full-distance Ironman event in California since 2001.

The 2.4 mile swim will be two loops taking place at King’s Beach. From the swim, athletes will have a lakeside transition area to head out on the two-loop 112-mile bike course that is comparable in difficulty to the bike routes at IRONMAN Lake Placid, IRONMAN Canada and IRONMAN Wisconsin. Athletes finish the bike course at Squaw Valley, home to the 1960 Winter  Olympics. With a transition at Squaw, runners will proceed along the Truckee River bike path into Tahoe City, and continue south along the shores of  Lake Tahoe to a turnaround in historic Homewood, Calif. The largely flat run  course traverses one of the most scenic lake vistas in the world before  finishing along the cobbled corridors of the Village at Squaw Valley.

The race will have a $75,000 professional prize purse and will offer 50 age group slots to the 2014 Ironman World Championship in Kona.

Registration will open on Mon., June 18, at  Noon PT on the website.

This is going to be a phenomenal experience! It’s so out of the blue and I’m not quite sure what to do. Idaho? Tahoe? Ahhh! Choices!

Click here for the full Ironman Press Release

Reblogged from 3NDURANCE.

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