Subaru IRONMAN® Canada - Whistler
Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Where: Various Locations
Building on the legacy of the 2010 Winter Olympics, IRONMAN Canada in Whistler offers athletes a majestic course in a world-class destination. The race was moved to its current location on August 25, 2013, and was the 31st running of the namesake race.
The race will start with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clean, shallow waters of Alta Lake at Rainbow Park, which has an average water temperature of 67 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit in late August. Athletes will enjoy a lakeside transition before starting a one-loop, 112-mile bike course.
Athletes will travel south on the Sea-to-Sky Highway before climbing into the Callaghan Valley, site of the Nordic skiing events during the 2010 Winter Olympics. After descending back to the highway, they pass through Whistler on their way north to Pemberton. An flat out-and-back section will open to breathtakingly beautiful views of glaciated peak before returning to Whistler via the Sea-to-Sky Highway over rolling terrain.
The two-loop run course follows the meandering Valley
Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake, allowing spectators to
reinvigorate competitors during a return through Whistler Village
at the halfway point. Athletes will finish their day in the
Whistler Olympic Plaza.
Originally from: http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman/canada.aspx#ixzz2x0rFib51