We are SO incredibly proud of our ski jumping coach & NYSEF Nordic Alum, Colin Delaney, for his performance in his very first IRONMAN race here in his hometown of Lake Placid, NY. After a solid swim, Colin crushed the 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run portions of the race, finishing in 10:15:36 which put him in 5th place out of 103 athletes in his age group.
Among other NYSEF Alum, Caitlin Skufca, completed her 5th IRONMAN Lake Placid this past Sunday with a PR of 11:34:48.
NYSEF Mom, Amy Farrell, was the first female athlete to cross the finish line with a time of 9:46:00, winning the IRONMAN Lake Placid event for her 2nd time.
In addition to these athletes, several NYSEF Staff & Board Members were actively involved in the event:
- Bill & Connie Nealon continued their 19-year streak as Captains of Run Special Needs. Each year this dynamic-duo goes above and beyond to make sure that their station runs smoothly. From carpeting the area to displaying their almost complete collection of volunteer t-shirts since 1999 (with the exception of one year–2007).
- John Norton, our Executive Director, was the World Triathlon Corporation Run Course Lead for the event again this year. Those of you that know John well, know how much he enjoys running prestigious events, so it’s no wonder he likes to get involved during the “off-season”.
- Guy Middleton worked the swim portion of the event, ensuring that all of the athletes exited safely.
- Hadley Driscoll, our Race Administrator/Assistant Development Director, took over as Captain of Run Aid Station #2 this year. Much like John, Hadley thrives in the event industry and looks forward to volunteering her time again next year.
All in all, it was a successful event and we are all looking to next year, the 20th anniversary of IRONMAN Lake Placid!!