Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tupper Lake Tinman Set For Saturday

Athletes during the 2015 TOUGHMAN Tupper Lake Tinman competitionOne of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., this year’s Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon features an increased number of registrations compared to recent years and a new Olympic-distance race. More than 500 athletes will compete in the 34th annual Tinman on June 25, compared with 390 entrants in 2015, and 375 in 2014.

The race is comprised of five different competitions: the Tinman Half Ironman, which includes a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run; the Sprint, with a .5 mile swim, 12.6 mile run, and 3.1 mile run; the Olympic distance, with a .93 mile swim, a 26 mile bike, and 6.2 mile run; the Relay, with teams of 2 to 3 members who swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles, and run 13.1 miles collectively; and the Aquabike category, which includes a 1.2 mile swim and 56 mile bike.

Athletes during the 2015 TOUGHMAN Tupper Lake Tinman competition 2The race is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce, which has held this event since 1983 with the help of volunteers. Race director Wendy Peroza, who is serving her first year in that position, is a former assistant director and longtime volunteer.

The first of the races begins at 8 am, and in addition to the competitions, the day includes live music from noon until 4 pm at the pavilion, and a beer tent and food throughout the day.

For more information about the race, visit tupperlaketinman.com and follow the event on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Photos: Athletes during the 2015 Tupper Lake Tinman competition. Courtesy of ROOST/tupperlake.com


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