July 22, 2012 marked the 14th annual Ironman Lake Placid. Nearly 2600 athletes participated in the event. More than 900 participants were racing their first ever Ironman triathlon. Ironman Lake Placid is the second oldest Ironman triathlon in North America, second only to Ironman Canada. This year’s race winners were American Andy Potts and first year professional triathlete, American Jessie Donavon.
Three Timex professional triathletes participated, 2x Ironman Champion, Dave Harju, first year professional, Kelly Fillnow and Marie Danais. Kelly finished 5th professional woman overall, Marie finished 7th professional woman overall. Dave made it through the first 13 miles of the run before pulling out.
Below is exclusive race day footage featuring all three.
I put together exclusive photos from the day in Lake Placid as well as pictures from my previous assignments below. Enjoy.
Also See: 2012 Ironman Coeur d’Alene Slideshow
Also See: 2012 Ironman 70.3 Hawaii Slideshow
Also See: 2012 Ironman 70.3 Texas Slideshow
Also See: 2011 XTERRA World Championship Slideshow
Be sure to check out my past “On Assignment” video reports on Ironman’s official Youtube Channel including the 2012 Ironman 70.3 Panama, 2012 Ironman 70.3 Texas, 2012 Ironman St. George, 2012 Ironman Texas and Ironman 70.3 Hawaii, 2012 Ironman Lake Placid and 2012 Ironman Coeur d’Alene.
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