Shelburne VT racer wins women’s Lake Placid Ironman

Ironman has announced another five year contract with the village of Lake Placid

Jessie Donavan from Shelburne Vermont captured first place in the women’s Lake Placid Ironman competition yesterday.

Read more results here.

The race includes a full marath0n, an endurance bike ride, as well as a 2.4 mile swim.

Donavan came from nearly fifteen minutes behind to capture the top women’s spot.

In a statement released by Ironman Lake Placid, Donavan said she’s “excited that my first win is on what I consider to be my home course.”  Donavan is a 36-year-old mother of three kids who was competing in her third triathlon.

The top spot in the men’s Lake Placid ironman went to Andy Potts from Coloradio Springs, Colorado.  Potts set a new record for finishing the swimming portion of the grueling race.

The Lake Placid Ironman is the oldest ironman competition in the continental U.S.

Also on Sunday, race organizers announced that they have signed a new contract with Lake Placid officials to continue the race for the next five years.

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2 Responses to “Shelburne VT racer wins women’s Lake Placid Ironman”

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  1. knuckleheadedliberal says:

    Does the contract include improving the shoulder or creating a bike lane on rt 73 to accommodate the constant stream of bike traffic?

    Or maybe this comment belongs on the thread about the future of the ADKs. Has anyone counted the number of people who come to the general region to bike?

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  2. Brian Mann says:

    KHL – Interesting questions. I will say that this weekend I faced my very first truly rude bicyclist coming down through the Cascades.

    On Saturday – a training day, not the main race — all the other bikers were riding politely as far to the right as possible.

    There was plenty of room, no major rough patches, and this guy just hung it out there, smack in the middle of the lane, as cars built up behind him.

    Went on and on…ugh. I hope some of his more professional colleagues in the sport gave him a nudge later. Share the road, indeed.

    I will say, though, that with so many cars and so many bikers (and runners) out this weekend in the Dacks, it seemed pretty darn civil and civilized.

    –Brian, NCPR

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