Since this is the Adirondacks, Ironman Lake Placid 2012 competitors started their day with an appropriately brisk 2.4 mile swim in pristine Mirror Lake early this morning. Bright sunshine warmed the chilly morning air quickly and by the time I caught some of the competition on the first lap of the bike, it was warm and a perfect Adirondack day was in the works. Indeed, skies have remained sunny and blue, with just a few high clouds.
At 5:00 p.m., ten hours after they jumped in Mirror Lake, the first of the pros have already finished. Andy Potts, from the United States has won with a total time of 8 hours, 25 minutes. Wow.
Enjoy these photographs of Ironman Lake Placid 2012!