Ironman Lake Tahoe 2014: Cancelled, Reportedly Due to Excessive Risk from Heavy Smoke on the Course

Ironman Lake Tahoe and Ironman 70.3 Tahoe have been cancelled, announced World Triathlon Corporation via its @IronmanTri twitter account, shortly after 7am Pacific Daylight Time.

Word from numerous other Twitter posts (from accounts not affiliated with the Ironman organization) suggest that the events were cancelled due to risks from heavy smoke on the bike and run courses. @IronmanTri's tweet noted 'Further Statement will be forthcoming."

According to data on, 1,755 athletes had registered for Ironman Lake Tahoe and 1,066 had registered for Ironman 70.3 Lake Tahoe.

Ironman Lake Tahoe 2013: Results Analysis

Featured in Triathlete Magazine's Online Edition
By Raymond Britt

The inaugural Ironman Lake Tahoe 2013 crushed triathletes beyond their wildest expectations, with a record-breaking high average finish time of 14 hours and 6 minutes, easily making it the toughest of the RunTri's Ranking of the Top 30 Toughest Ironman Races.

Our Lake Tahoe results analysis is below, but first, for perspective, compare results of this race with our analyses of other Ironman events on this chart (or see our 2014 Race Schedule Page, featuring links to average finish times and details of all other races).

The venue featured breathtaking scenery, but at the end of the day, the views were not much consolation to the 20% who did not finish the race (see how Lake Tahoe DNFs Compared with Other Ironman Race DNF Rates). Fast Facts:
  • Registered Entrants: 2700+
  • Did Not Start: 565 (21%)
  • Finishers: 1,719
  • DNF: 20+%; DNF on Bike: 267 (12%); DNF on Run: 182 (8%)
See our complete results analysis below, overall, by split, by age group, by DNF by bike and run, and by correlation between bike and run splits. In particular, notice a very remarkable stat; on the splits by age group data table, look at the results by the single athlete in the M70-74 spot: Jim Meskimen finished in a remarkable 13:55:10. Amazing.