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Locals pull off Ironman doubles

Rich Burke, of Saranac Lake, crosses the finish line to take first place in the 50-53-year-old age group Sunday in the Lake Placid Ironman 70.3. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

LAKE PLACID — Rich Burke, Caitlin Skufca, Nancy Sansevere and Brian Delaney completed the Lake Placid Ironman double Sunday by crossing the finish line of the 70.3 triathlon.

Each of the four locals athletes were also finishers in the 140.6-mile Ironman on July 28.

Burke, a 52-year-old from Saranac Lake, was the top local finisher in both races. He covered Sunday’s course, which included a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run, in 4 hours, 40 minutes and 45 seconds to take first place in the 50-54-year-old age group and 15th overall.

In July’s full Ironman, Burke crossed the line in 10:12:32. He also placed second in the Tupper Lake Tinman in June with a time of 4:19:32.

Skufca, a 27-year-old from Wilmington, finished in 5:34:36 on Sunday and 12:29:30 in July. She placed eighth overall in the 25-29-year-old age group with the help of a 3:01:35 bike time that was fourth best in her division.

Marjorie Waterson, of Lake Placid, warms up prior to the swim start Sunday on Mirror Lake beach. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Sansevere, a 39-year-old from Lake Placid, finished Sunday’s race in 7:19:18 and the full Lake Placid Ironman in 16:13:27. Delaney, a 63-year-old from Lake Placid, finished the half-Ironman in 7:24:22 and the full in 16:20:33.

Bob Tebo, of Tupper Lake, won the 70-74-year-old division Sunday with a combined time of 5:59:38.

Dylan Cohen, of Keene Valley, was the second-fastest local in Sunday’s race with a time of 5:34:07.

Out of the 1,746 finishers in Sunday’s 70.3 triathlon, 15 were locals. There were also two local relay teams in the race. Last year, the race included 30 locals and 2,191 total finishers.

Matt Delaney, of Lake Placid, makes his way through the 13.1-mile run course Sunday in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Ironman 70.3

Sunday’s Results

SWIM BIKE RUN TOTAL

Rich Burke, 52, Saranac Lake

33:10 2:37:16 1:23:56 4:40:45

Dylan Cohen, 47, Keene Valley

33:21 2:56:05 1:54:37 5:34:07

Caitlin Skufca, 27, Wilmington

35:59 3:01:35 1:48:57 5:34:36

Matt Delaney, 33, Lake Placid

37:35 2:55:12 1:57:40 5:42:08

Robert Tebo, 72, Tupper Lake

40:06 3:07:00 2:00:54 5:59:38

Team CrossFit Lake Placid

32:24 4:05:25 1:49:33 6:33:22

Team Fs Ironman Trio, Saranac Lake

42:24 4:15:01 1:38:05 6:43:21

Jessie Sangster, 37, Wilmington

43:07 3:27:33 2:30:36 6:53:56

Kirsten Elling, 57, Lake Placid

44:04 3:43:01 2:18:11 6:56:49

Dennis Perpetua, 42, Jay

43:52 3:32:57 2:38:20 7:10:54

Harrison Sangster, 47, Wilmington

54:17 3:30:23 2:25:28 7:12:57

Sunida Harper, 41, Lake Placid

52:36 3:55:51 2:17:54 7:17:44

Nancy Sansevere, 39, Lake Placid

45:35 3:30:13 2:45:18 7:19:18

Brian Delaney, 63, Lake Placid

37:37 3:45:52 2:38:40 7:24:22

Marjorie Waterson, 30, Lake Placid

44:27 4:05:49 2:30:16 7:33:59

Cindy Baird, 59, Lake Placid

41:47 4:17:01 2:58:47 8:14:04

Erin Hanczyk, 30, Jay

43:53 4:01:26 2:22:07 7:22:50