Ironman Lake Tahoe is taking place this Sunday, September 20th! More than 2,500 athletes will be here from all over the world ready to put their bodies to the test in this extreme triathlon!
Ironman was first started in Hawaii in 1978. A Naval office and his wife decided to combine the hardest endurance races all into one race. The first Ironman competition took place in Waikiki and grew into a worldwide known triathlon competition. From 15 athletes to 2,500+, the Ironman has become a race for the supremely fit and dedicated from all over the world.
The competition will get under way at Kings Beach with the 2.4 mile swim. Athletes will then hop on their bikes for 112 miles along the lake into Tahoe City, then to Truckee, and up over the Brockway summit climbing to 7,200 ft. Athletes must complete this bike loop twice before starting the running section. The run of 26.2 miles will start at Squaw Valley come into Tahoe city and back; two laps must be completed before victory can be claimed at the finish line in the Village at Squaw Valley!
Please be aware of the traffic implications during the race in order to keep these amazing athletes safe! The following information and maps have been culled from a variety of sources to give you a general idea of what to expect in the way of traffic delays, road closures, and detours.
Sunday September 20th IRONMAN Road Closure, Detour, and Traffic Information
(Provided by IRONMAN & the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association)