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2013 Ironman wrap-up

August 7, 2013 - Morgan Ryan
Bob Morganson and Chris Grant have now done seven Ironmans in a row. Bob Tebo and Wes Wilson have done four straight. Brian Delaney is in a class of his own after completing his 15th in a row (that's all of them).

These guys are amazing. I mean, to do Ironman every year for 15 straight years? Not only does that take an incredible amount of dedication and discipline, but how do you go that many years without an injury?

Delaney is definitely on to something. He knows what he's doing. He talked a little about his training last year in an article written by Lou Reuter. Sounds like he's pretty nonchalant about the whole thing.

"Everything the Adirondacks offer — paddling, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing — that's my training," Delaney said. "If I wanted to follow a traditional training plan, I think I could make a run at my best time, but that's not what I'm looking for at this time. As long as I'm doing an activity to get my heart rate up, I'm on the right track."

He also described the Sunday of Ironman as a "day off" from his busy work days as the owner of High Peaks Cyclery. Day off, huh?

"For everybody, the greatest thing is just finishing. It doesn't matter if you're not that fast, it doesn't matter if you're not going to win your age group. Everyone out there is treated exactly the same. When I'm running on that stretch along Mirror Lake Drive, I feel like I'm in the Olympics. It's something you don't forget, and it's something that draws you back. I'm excited and I'm happy to be keeping my string alive."

Delaney just seems to have the right attitude. I bet there aren't too many first-time Ironman finishers who go paddling as part of their training. While they are freaking out over tempo workouts and revolutions per second, Delaney is checking out scenery from his kayak. Awesome.

Here is a list of the locals who finished Ironman this year. Congratulations. Great job everyone.

Ironman Lake Placid

Sunday, July 28

2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run

Local results

PL. NAME (Hometown) AGE SWM BIKE RUN TOTAL

332 Dan Dohman (Jay) M18-24 1:10:02 6:07:06 3:48:48 11:16:59

424 Gregory Moore (Saranac Lake) M40-44 1:14:36 5:58:10 4:03:23 11:31:40

555 DJ Racette (Saranac Lake) M25-29 1:10:03 5:55:47 4:28:20 11:50:28

712 Kyle Mochol (Lake Placid) M25-29 1:12:27 6:03:56 4:41:04 12:12:21

746 Robert Tebo (Tupper Lake) M65-69 1:11:38 6:13:22 4:38:02 12:17:56

1000 Bill Skufca (Wilmington) M50-54 1:12:26 5:59:14 5:18:29 12:49:21

1029 Colleen Porter (Lake Placid) F35-39 1:12:39 6:49:32 4:38:18 12:52:27

1219 Loring Porter (Lake Placid) M45-49 1:17:27 6:23:25 5:17:53 13:15:19

1260 Brian Delaney (Lake Placid) M55-59 1:12:13 6:55:55 4:50:33 13:20:51

1389 Jon Lundin (Saranac Lake) M45-49 1:30:48 7:13:34 4:31:44 13:39:19

1483 Kirk Fasking (Lake Placid) M55-59 1:38:30 7:14:44 4:40:16 13:48:47

1487 Joseph Gorfinkle (Lake Placid) M50-54 1:16:27 6:06:37 6:07:56 13:49:19

1498 Jonathan Lysek (Lake Placid) M40-44 1:20:42 6:30:48 5:40:59 13:50:30

1591 Taylor McKenna (Lake Placid) M30-34 1:27:33 6:31:55 5:49:47 14:03:01

1648 Chris Grant (Lake Placid) M50-54 1:21:29 6:13:05 6:09:50 14:10:07

1718 Hannah Feinberg (Saranac Lake) F 18-24 1:22:08 7:42:01 4:58:10 14:19:58

1941 Robert Morganson (Lake Placid) M55-59 1:18:49 7:05:31 6:11:19 14:56:01

1983 Wes Wilson (Bloomingdale) M50-54 1:33:30 7:01:37 6:10:15 15:06:49

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LAKE PLACID — Dan Dohman of Jay was the top local finisher in the 15th running of the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon Sunday, July 28.

Dohman was the 332nd overall finisher with a total time of 11:16:59. He completed the 1.2-mile swim in Mirror Lake in 1:10:02, the 112-mile bike in 6:07:06 and the 26.2-mile run in 3:48:48 to rank 11th in the 18- to 25-year-old age group. He improved on his time of 11:59:17 from last year.

Andy Potts of Michigan won the overall Ironman Lake Placid title and became the first-ever repeat champion at the event in the process. Potts finished in 8:43:29 to beat out runner-up Daniel Fontana of Italy who crossed the line in 8:48:29.

Jennie Hansen of Rochester won the women’s race with a time of 9:35:06. Colleen Porter of Lake Placid was the top local women’s finisher with a time of 12:52:27.

There were 18 finishers from the Tri-Lakes area and 2,334 overall in the race.

Brian Delaney of Lake Placid completed his 15th Ironman Lake Placid in a row, while Chris Grant and Bob Morganson each finished their seventh straight. Delaney has completed every Ironman Lake Placid.

Bob Tebo (Tupper Lake) and Wes Wilson (Bloomingdale) finished for the fourth year in a row.

Delaney, who owns High Peaks Cyclery right on the race course in Lake Placid, crossed the finish line with a time of 13:20:51 this year. He finished in 13:06:12 last year, 12:34:15 in 2011, 12:08:39 in 2010, 12:09:41 in 2009, 12:03:31 in 2008, 11:10:33 in 2007, 11:14:56 in 2006, 11:43:19 in 2005 and 12:27:36 in 2004.

Taylor McKenna of Lake Placid finished for a second year in a row, completing the 140.6-mile course in 14:03:01. He finished in 13:16:22 last year.

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Previous results

2012

Taylor McKenna (13:16:22)

Robert Tebo (14:35:28)

Robert Morganson (14:59:40)

Wes Wilson (15:18:11)

Chris Grant (16:49:43)

Dohman (11:59:17)

Delaney 13:06:12

2011

Delaney - 12:34:15

Wilson - 14:59:01

Bob Morganson - 15:51:16

Tebo - 13:38:53

Grant - 15:04:35

2010

delaney - 12:08:39

wilson - 14:39:37

Morganson - 14:08:15

Tebo - 13:03:04

grant - 13:48:14

2009

delaney - 12:09:41

morganson - 14:16:55

grant - 15:56:04

2008

delaney - 12:03:31

morganson - 14:09:11

grant - 13:56:56

2007

delaney - 11:10:33

morganson - 13:38:20

grant - 13:51:23

2006

delaney - 11:14:56

2005

delaney - 11:43:19

2004

delaney - 12:27:36

 
 

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