Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens

It’s RACE ON Sunday for the granddaddy of all USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region half irons — Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens. Lake Stevens has a reputation as one of the hilliest and most difficult race courses of the Ironman 70.3 series. Julie, AJ, and I have been training hard, and are definitely psyched for the event. Former Triton Chris Depner, now with the Oregon State Triathlon Club, is racing again, too. Coincidentally, Mary and Brenda will be racing at the Danskin Triathlon right down I-5 at Seattle’s Lake Washington on the same day! A post-race celebration is slated at the Taste of Edmonds, where we’ll have plenty of cool fuel replenishment and grazing options. Piling on, adding even more positive energy, friend Ronnie Rowland and The Main Attraction will be laying down their tunes on the main stage. Should be another great multisport lifestyle race day!

Getting ready for Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens
Sunday’s race features spectacular course in Washington State

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Scenic Lake Stevens is a small resort town, home to just over 7,000 residents, located 40 miles north of Seattle. This weekend’s Ironman 70.3 Lake Stevens race will treat participants to one of the most picturesque triathlons in the nation, beginning with a swim through pristine Lake Stevens, which has hosted numerous national and regional NCAA rowing championships.

The bike course is comprised of two loops of hilly terrain, beginning from Lake Stevens. Bikers will traverse roughly 700 feet of elevation gain, with the highest climbs around miles 13 and 43. The run course is also two loops, with a good portion traveling along the lakefront.

Highlighting the men’s field for Sunday’s race are multiple Ironman champion Luke McKenzie from Australia and Great Britain’s Paul Ambrose. The women’s race features recent Ford Ironman Coeuer d’Alene champion Linsey Corbin and three-time XTERRA world champion Melanie McQuaid.

We’ll have live timing from this weekend’s here on

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