It’s Not Too Late To Race Iron-Distance In 2013

  • By Susan Lacke
  • Published May 8, 2013
  • Updated Jun 17, 2015 at 5:06 PM UTC
Photo: Mark E. Lepow

Great Floridian
Oct. 19, 2013

Who said Florida was flat? The Great Floridian, taking place annually in Clermont, Fla., is a climber’s dream. After a two-loop swim in the calm waters of Lake Minneola, athletes tackle over 6,000 feet of climbing over 112 miles, including a technical climb up Sugarloaf Mountain.

“Be prepared to leave your ego out on the course,” laughs 2012 finisher Richard Chackman, “Honestly, I enjoyed the struggle. I’m really proud to say I completed that bike course. That is one of my proudest moments in triathlon.”

Athletes are rewarded for their performance on the bike with a flat, spectator-friendly run and expansive finish line festival. The iron-distance race also offers relay and aquabike options.

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