Locals shine on home course

Saranac Lake resident Richard Burke makes his way through the 26.2-mile run portion of Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. Burke was the top local finisher with a total time of 10:12:32. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

LAKE PLACID — Saranac Lake resident Richard Burke was the top local finisher in Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid triathlon.

Burke completed the 140.6 swim-bike-run course in 10 hours, 12 minutes, 32 seconds. He finished third out of 264 racers in the 50-54 age group and 41st out of 2,379 overall. Burke covered the 2.4-mile swim in 1:05:20, the 112-mile bike in 5:26:32 and the 26.2-mile run in 3:32:38.

Sean Davis was the second local across the finish line, carrying a lightning-fast swim time of 57:53 into a 5:38:34 bike and 3:37:35 marathon. Davis improved on his previous two Ironman Lake Placid times of 10:47:13 (2016) and 10:46:31 (2017).

Jay Niederbuhl, of Saranac Lake, was third among locals with a time of 11:53:18, while Caitlin Skufca, of Wilmington, was the top local female with her time of 12:29:30.

Kimberly Maguire, a 36-year-old from Lake Placid, was the second local female with a time of 13:05:43 and Mel Frazer, a running and skiing coach at Lake Placid High School, was third in 14:30:20.

Sean Davis heads out of town during his second run loop Sunday in Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

Matt Russell, a professional triathlete who grew up in Lisbon, New York, won Sunday’s Ironman Lake Placid with a time of 8:27:57. He completed the swim course without a wet suit in 56:42, then more than made up the difference with a course record-breaking time of 4:27:27 on the bike and a 2:58:56 marathon.

Ironman Lake Placid

Local Results (preliminary)

Name (Hometown)

Jay Niederbuhl runs down the hill on Sentinel Road near the start of his second run loop Sunday in the Ironman Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

Overall Time

SWIM T1 BIKE T2 RUN

Richard Burke (Saranac Lake)

10:12:32

1:05:20 4:43 5:26:32 3:20 3:32:38

Caitlin Skufca turns onto Northwood Road near the end of her first bike loop Sunday. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

Sean Davis (Lake Placid)

10:23:38

57:53 5:52 5:38:34 3:46 3:37:35

Matt Cook navigates his way through the 26.2-mile run course. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)

Jay Niederbuhl (Saranac Lake)

11:53:18

1:10:50 11:05 6:27:42 9:25 3:54:18

Caitlin Skufca (Wilmington)

Brian Delaney exits the water following Sunday's 2.4-mile swim. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

12:29:30

1:06:27 5:20 6:19:59 2:14 4:55:32

Chris Galaty (Keene Valley)

12:32:38

1:07:23 7:26 6:04:36 10:33 5:02:42

Stuart Baird (Lake Placid)

12:57:09

1:11:40 8:00 6:45:10 11:01 4:41:20

Matt Cook (Saranac Lake)

13:00:36

1:10:30 6:21 6:13:49 7:08 5:22:50

Kimberly Maguire (Lake Placid)

13:05:43

1:27:27 7:58 6:36:12 5:56 4:48:11

Mel Frazer (Lake Placid)

14:30:20

1:16:54 7:34 7:01:38 5:02 5:59:14

Mark Scanio (Lake Placid)

14:35:49

1:19:32 13:06 6:41:00 15:01 6:07:12

Jonathan Lysek (Lake Placid)

15:31:33

1:23:03 10:29 7:03:45 7:34 6:46:44

Jennifer Manning (AuSable Forks)

16:04:27

1:24:13 11:06 7:55:24 7:33 6:26:13

Nancy Sansevere (Lake Placid)

16:13:27

1:31:50 11:20 7:42:52 8:27 6:39:01

Jacquelyn Bentley (Wilmington)

16:17:33

1:44:52 8:12 8:06:23 6:35 6:11:33

Brian Delaney (Lake Placid)

16:20:33

1:32:29 15:04 7:49:02 21:44 6:22:15

Jennifer Ketchell (AuSable Forks)

DNF

1:39:21 9:54 — — —

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