Lake Take Tahoe Ironman

September 20, 2013

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One of the newest North American events on the IRONMAN race circuit, Lake Tahoe is a can’t-miss destination for triathletes.

Renowned for its spectacular mountain vistas and crystal clear lake, Lake Tahoe’s pristine setting is primed to become as coveted a destination for IRONMAN athletes as it has long been for skiers and nature-seekers.

Race morning starts at the Kings Beach State Recreation Area, where sandy, beach-front shores deliver athletes to the clean, clear waters of North Lake Tahoe. A lakeside transition and the start of the bike course bring riders along the shore with spectacular views down the 21-mile length of the Lake as riders enter Tahoe City. Cyclists race through the Truckee River corridor, following the Truckee River past Squaw Valley and into the town of Truckee. Here the course turns south back toward the lake, rolling past Northstar California and the start of the climb to Brockway Summit at a 7,200 foot elevation.

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