John Thornton, Patrick O’Neill (above) and Andrew Fried were among 2,400 racers participating in Ironman Lake Placid on July 24th, 2011. Skies were clear and temperatures in the mid-70s – ideal race conditions. Race day followed months of training and a successful fundraising campaign. The Team raised just over $14,000 for the Lamp to help fund its future expansion plans.
The Ironman race includes three legs – swim, bike and run – for a total distance of 140.6 miles. Racers swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles. Ironman events are held around the world every year with Lake Placid being one of the most challenging. We are happy to report that all three members of Team 140.6 Haiti crossed the finish line.
The generous support of all who contributed to the campaign is sincerely appreciated.