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Chapot and Umberto outjump the field as week two begins

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LAKE PLACID — Laura Chapot rode Umberto to victory Tuesday in the $1,500 Pepsi Beverage Company 1.35m Jumper Class to open the I Love New York Horse Show, the second week of the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows. Six entries went clean over the one-round course designed by Michel ...

‘The way he died is the definition of his life’

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They miss him terribly, but at the same time, a Long Island extreme runner’s girlfriend and sister say they’re happy he died the way he lived — fearlessly pushing himself to be better. Nicholas Marshak, 30, died Sunday of heatstroke he suffered during the Whiteface Sky Race in ...

US Luge staffs up for 2022

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LAKE PLACID — In just a matter of months after Erin Hamlin led the American delegation at the 2018 opening ceremony in South Korea and Chris Mazdzer raced to an Olympic silver medal two nights later, USA Luge has started to craft its staffing plans with designs on adding more hardware in ...

Runner dies of heatstroke from Whiteface Sky Race

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A runner died of heatstroke he suffered during the Whiteface Sky Race Sunday in Wilmington. The races involve running up and down the steep trails of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Runners could descend on the gondola in Saturday’s Vertical-K race, when temperatures were in the 80s, but ...

Second Mini-Tri with a twist

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LAKE PLACID — Although it’s happened in the past, Monday’s weekly High Peaks Cyclery mini triathlon went on with a little twist. Normally, the race kicks off with a 400-yard swim before heading into the bike and run legs, but this time around lightning strikes around the Lake ...

Babington rises above adversity

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LAKE PLACID — Riding on a difficult course on a sweltering day, Irish Olympic veteran Kevin Babington claimed victory Sunday in the grand prix on the final day of the Lake Placid Horse Show. The Prevost Richard M. Feldman Grand Prix began with a field of 41 entries, the largest number ...

Runner dies of heatstroke from Whiteface Sky Race

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A runner died of heatstroke he suffered during the Whiteface Sky Race Sunday in Wilmington. The races involve running up and down the steep trails of Whiteface Mountain Ski Center. Runners could descend on the gondola in Saturday’s Vertical-K race, when temperatures were in the 80s, but ...

Back to roots

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LAKE PLACID — Lacrosse is a game steeped in history, with Native Americans inventing the forerunner several hundred years ago. But as with anything, the modern sport is full of space age technology and innovations. There are a few companies that still make traditional lacrosse sticks, ...

Former softball head stole $20K, police say

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SARANAC LAKE — A former president of the Black Fly Softball & Recreation Club has been charged with stealing money from the organization. State police arrested Mark K. Deshaies, 51, at 12:59 p.m. on June 17 and charged him with one count of third degree grand larceny, a class D ...

Fun Runs off and running

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Fun Run series got off to a strong start Thursday night in Riverside Park, with participants of all ages turning out to take on various distances. The Fun Runs will continue every Thursday through Aug. 30. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m., followed by the ...

Flower, De Muze reign in the jumper, hunter ring

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LAKE PLACID — LaFitte De Muze and Flower Dance both swept all five classes in their respective divisions to tie for the Grand Hunter Championship which was awarded Thursday at the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows. With rain forcing cancellation of jumper classes in the all-grass ...

Familiarity carries Baldwinsville

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LAKE PLACID — One of the questions that was batted around a bit this week at the Lake Placid Summit Youth Classic lacrosse tournament involved the makeup of two different types of teams that competed during the three-day event. People pondered who might be more successful — a select ...

Two-time Olympian Matt Mortensen retires

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Matt Mortensen, a two-time Olympian in doubles luge and a five-time national champion, announced his retirement from sliding Wednesday after a career that spanned 20 years. Mortensen went to the Olympics in 2014 and 2018. He and his most recent doubles partner, Jayson Terdiman, were ...

Ryan takes feature on second day

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LAKE PLACID — Devin Ryan rode Florida to victory in the $5,000 NBC 5 1.40m Jumper Class, Wednesday’s feature competition at the 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows, presented by Sea Shore Stables, LLC and sponsored by Bainbridge Farms, LLC. Ryan, winner of last year’s $100,000 Great ...

These boots were made for riding

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LAKE PLACID — When most people think of horse shows, horseshoes come to mind. But when nicely appointed riders need footwear to match their ornate riding clothes, many turn to Jose Der, who has been crafting customized boots for more than five decades. Der is the founder of Der Dau, a ...

Jimmy Torano and Rachel Glickigh win opening day features

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LAKE PLACID — The 49th annual Lake Placid Horse Shows opened their two-week stay in the Adirondacks on Tuesday with a limited schedule that featured wins by Jimmy Torano and Rachel Glickigh in the two sections of the Sidelines 1.30-meter Speed Class. In the first section, Torano, who ...

US Bobsled hands out its annual awards

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Six USA Bobsled & Skeleton athletes received the federation’s annual awards on Saturday evening in Colorado Springs at the team’s end-of-the-year banquet. The gala marked the culmination of USABS’ 2018 National Team Camp, and the chosen athletes were ...