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Olympic Center to get $100M overhaul

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is moving forward with a large-scale, $100 million modernization project at the Olympic Center that officials say will “define the Lake Placid experience for the next 30 years.” The Olympic Center includes the figure ...

Ironman cyclist hurt after hitting State Police vehicle

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WILMINGTON — An Ironman triathlete was injured when he collided with a State Police vehicle while competing on his bicycle Sunday. According to State Police, it was about noon, and Technical Sgt. Brian Goetz was driving a marked patrol vehicle south on Bilhuber Road, north of Route 86 ...

Locals shine on home course

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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 ...

ORDA unveils $100M Olympic Center overhaul

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LAKE PLACID — The state Olympic Regional Development Authority is moving forward with a large-scale, $100 million modernization project at the Olympic Center that officials say will “define the Lake Placid experience for the next 30 years.” The Olympic Center includes the figure ...

Fighting for country, fighting for life

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LAKE PLACID — When Praveen Kumar Teotia’s team threw a tear gas grenade into a darkened room in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel where he lay, injured by gunfire, he thought his life was over. Before he was an Ironman athlete, Teotia, 34, was a member of the Indian Navy’s Marine ...

Russell’s Ironman dream comes true

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LAKE PLACID — This was a race that Matt Russell really wanted. On Sunday, the 36-year-old came full circle, swimming, cycling and running his way to victory in the village where he was first introduced to the sport of triathlon, winning the men’s professional title in the 21st Ironman ...

Surge take series from Plattsburgh

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge wrapped up its series against Plattsburgh with a big win Sunday, topping the Thunderbirds 12-2 in an Empire Professional Baseball League game at Petrova Avenue. On offense, four players rapped out two hits each for the Surge, and seven players batted ...

Locals ready to tackle Ironman distance

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LAKE PLACID — Twenty-one years running, the annual Ironman race has become a fixture in Lake Placid each summer. And heading into his 21st Ironman in his hometown, Brian Delaney can certainly be considered a fixture in one of the most well-know Ironman triathlons in the world. On ...

Professional men line up with two Kona spots on the line

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LAKE PLACID — Last summer, the female professionals took center stage at the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon. In recent years, the race has alternated between the top men and women in the sport, and on Sunday, it will be the men’s turn to chase down a coveted professional championship on ...

Pro baseball for Tupper, too?

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TUPPER LAKE — If all goes well, the Tupper Lake River Pigs will be playing baseball on the shore of Raquette Pond next summer. The village board and president of the Empire League met this week to discuss the village possibly hosting the baseball team next season. The Surge, the ...

Surge hold off first-place ’Birds

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SARANAC LAKE — The Saranac Lake Surge chalked up another victory Friday, topping the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds 4-1 at Petrova Avenue in Empire Professional Baseball League action. It was another big win for the Surge during a six-game series against the Thunderbirds, who currently sit ...

Road closures announced for Ironman triathlon race Sunday

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LAKE PLACID — The annual IRONMAN Lake Placid triathlon will take place from 6:25 a.m. to midnight Sunday, July 28. The triathlon route includes a 2.4-mile swim in Mirror Lake, a 112-mile bike ride through Lake Placid, Keene, Upper Jay, Jay, Black Brook, and Wilmington and a 26.2-mile run in ...

Ironman festivities begin

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LAKE PLACID — As the crowds begin to gather for the 20th anniversary of the Ironman Lake Placid, organizers say that much will remain the same except for a change to the bike course and the addition of a baby race. Greg Borzilleri, who is the race organizer, said the swim and run ...

Surge swing into hit parade

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SARANAC LAKE — Two shutouts followed by a shootout. That’s how the first three games of the Saranac Lake Surge-Plattsburgh Thunderbirds series has played out this week at the Petrova Avenue Field. On Thursday, Saranac Lake grabbed a 2-1 edge in the six-game series, and it took a ...

Young runners lead the way at Fun Run

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SARANAC LAKE — A large group of young runners congregated at Riverside Park on Thursday for the Saranac Lake Fun Run. The night started off with 37 kids running in the quarter-mile race. Next up were the half-milers and milers, followed by the adult runs of 2, 2.8 and 3.7 miles along the ...

Stemp joins NYSEF cross-country skiing program

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WILMINGTON — Julianne Stemp will take over as the assistant cross-country skiing coach at the New York Ski Educational Foundation. Stemp joins head coach Shane MacDowell and will support the cross-country and biathlon programs in training and racing as well as assisting with team ...

Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund application deadline approaching

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 LAKE PLACID — Adirondack Foundation’s Uihlein-Ironman Sports Fund (UISF), established to foster and promote life-long sports and healthy lifestyles, is accepting online grant applications from local athletes and nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 by 5 ...

Thunderbirds turn the tide on Surge

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SARANAC LAKE — After dealing the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds a 7-0 defeat on Tuesday, the Saranac Lake Surge were on the other side of a shutout decision Wednesday, falling 6-0 as the teams met for the second time in a six-game series at Petrova Avenue. In the second matchup of their Empire ...

Surge blank league leaders

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SARANAC LAKE — At least on Tuesday, the Saranac Lake Surge was a better team than the one leading the Empire Professional Baseball League. After being swept on by the Plattsburgh Thunderbirds in a five-game series early in the season, Saranac Lake won the opener in their second set of ...