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Ironman tradition

Triathletes took on the 140.6-mile course in Lake Placid for the 21st-straight year

Triathletes exit Mirror Lake after finishing their 2.4-mile swim Sunday, July 28. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Lake Placid resident Mark Scanio descends the hill on Sentinel Road during the 26.2-mile run leg of the race. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)
Lake Placid resident Brian Delaney descends the hill on Sentinel Road during the 26.2-mile run leg of the race. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)
Lake Placid resident Mel Frazer descends the hill on Sentinel Road during the 26.2-mile run leg of the race. (Enterprise photo — Morgan Ryan)
Michael Harris of Wilmington, Massachusetts heads toward the transition exit to begin his 112-mile bike ride. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A volunteer on a paddleboard looks after swimmers in Mirror Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Race fans watch the action along the shore of Mirror Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Elise Portugal nears the village along state Route 86 during her first bike leg. The native of Peru, who lives in Miami, was the second-fastest female in the race, finishing in 10:24:28. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)