To those who know what a well-tuned athlete the Sierra mountain life can breed, IRONMAN couldn’t have arrived here soon enough. What some may consider the ultimate test in endurance has found its way to North Lake Tahoe. There are thousands of individuals, coming from near and far, eager to show that they can champion the distant swimming, cycling and running of Tahoe’s topography. Participants will appreciate the area’s spectacular mountain vistas and Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear water. The race begins in Kings Beach Recreation Area for the 2.4-mile swim. Then, they will mount their bikes and proceed on the course traveling to Tahoe City, along the Truckee River corridor into Truckee, across town and turning south back towards Lake Tahoe. Once on Highway 267, they will travel through Northstar California, and then up over Brockway Summit and down the hill back into Kings Beach. They will complete this loop twice plus the distance to Squaw Valley to accomplish 112 miles. The 26.2-mile run will leave from Squaw along the bike path back to the Truckee River corridor taking them back to Tahoe City and down the west shore of Lake Tahoe turning around half way and heading back for a Squaw Valley finish. This will truly be an awesome event. Whether you are participating, volunteering or watching and cheering, you need to be a part of this inauguration. It’s easy to imagine that the first year will develop into the long-lived reign of IRONMAN in Lake Tahoe. This race has 50 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua –Kona, HI.
TMRRE is very proud of our VP of Sales and Marketing, Jeff Brown, an accomplished IRONMAN triathlete on multiple occasions will be swimming, cycling and running with the rest of the 2,600 general entry competitors. Although Jeff is accustomed to training in the Sierra for the various endurance events that he takes on throughout each year, training for IRONMAN on his home turf has been significant, and all that more enjoyable for him. He has the entire East West and TMRRE team rooting for him. Good luck Jeff!