LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — The 20th annual Ironman Lake Placid triathlon is being held this weekend in the heart of the Adirondacks.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that Sunday's event will have a field of nearly 2,700 athletes competing in a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-bike ride and a 26.2-mile run.

Lake Placid's Ironman is the second-longest-running Ironman event in North America, behind only the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii.

Since its launch in 1999, the event has grown into one of the world's top triathlons, attracting athletes from across the globe along with thousands of spectators who fill every motel and hotel in the Lake Placid region.


Information from: Adirondack Daily Enterprise,