Ironman Lake Placid Results Analysis

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Ironman Lake Placid 2012 was one of the toughest races on the course in years, as indicated by the average finish time of 13:30 -- nearly 30 minutes slower than in the 2011 race. Below are a sampling of the results; for more, see our complete Ironman Lake Placid 2012 Results Analysis.

Ironman Lake Placid 2011/2012
Analysis: Finishers and Kona Qualifiers

Racing Ironman Lake Placid
Lake Placid vs. other Ironman Races

Ironman Lake Placid 2011 Results Analysis

More than 2330 triathletes (after an estimated DNS = 14% and DNF = 6%) finished Ironman Lake Placid 2011 in an average time of 13 hours, 4 minutes. This result places Lake Placid among the more challenging Ironman events in our rankings.

Compared with 2010 results (gray bar),  2011 overall average times per age group (blue bar) were generally slower across the board.

Ironman Lake Placid Kona Qualifying times were also slower in many age groups, compared to 2010.

The overall 13:04 average finish time included a 1:18 average swim, 6:36 average bike split, and a 4:52 average run split, with the remaining time spent in transitions.

The bike course can be ruthless, with its effects made apparent on the run. The chart below plots each finisher's bike split (x) and run split (y); those in the upper left quadrant are the ones who biked too hard and suffered as a result, on the run.

The participants' age distribution and entrant location charts; full results are at For more, see our Complete Ironman Lake Placid Coverage.