IRONMAN North Lake Tahoe, set in one of the world’s premier vacation destinations, will offer athletes a beautiful, challenging experience in a picturesque venue. The inaugural event is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, and will be the first full-distance IRONMAN event in California since 2001.
The race will start with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the pristine waters of North Lake Tahoe at Kings Beach(this is the North Shore of Lake Tahoe), which has an average water temperature of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit in September. Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a two-loop 112-mile bike course that is comparable in difficulty to the bike routes at Ironman Lake Placid, Ironman Canada and Ironman Wisconsin. Cyclists will travel along North Lake Tahoe into Tahoe City before following the Truckee River past Squaw Valley and into the town of Truckee. From there, the course turns south back toward Lake Tahoe, has a short loop in Martis Camp, continues past Northstar and climbs to Brockway Summit. After a descent back down to Kings Beach, athletes will complete a second loop, and then a final, flat 17 miles to 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.
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