Chelsea Piers Tri Team Takes on Ironman Lake Placid

This Sunday, July 22, 16 members of our Triathlon team will compete against 2,500 triathletes in the 20th Ironman Lake Placid, the second-longest-running Ironman event in North America, behind only the most famous one of all - the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. 

Competing for Chelsea Piers are:

  • Mitch West, Chelsea Piers Triathlon Coach
  • Tara Kupersmith, Chelsea Piers Triathlon Coach
  • Jeff Schleppy
  • Bryan Schleppy
  • Jason Mendez
  • Kim Jerome
  • Taylor Wilson
  • Andrew Reardon
  • Stephanie Ard
  • Bruce Turner
  • James Strol
  • Mark Engel
  • Roy Mackenzie
  • Jeff Robertson
  • Lora Robertson
  • Claudia Smith

The highly anticipated race begins with the swimmers entering the water at 6:30am for a 2.4 mile swim across beautiful Mirror Lake, followed by a demanding 112-mile bike leg through the Adirondack Mountains, and ends with a full 26.2 mile marathon through the mountains and downtown that ends at the Olympic speed skating oval in the village of Lake Placid.

Click here to watch a live stream of the event or track our athletes on the Ironman Lake Placid website.