According to Richmond, "Squaw Valley will serve as the epicenter of activity for the world-class triathlon, with both the second transition and the finish being held at the resort."
Squaw Valley is sponsoring Liz Lyles, a regular at Squaw during the winter season. She skis to cross-train for triathlons. She is "...anticipated to be a top finisher in IRONMAN Lake Tahoe...", according to Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Lyles posted a win at last year's IRONMAN Wisconsin.
Two Squaw Valley employees will be competing in the event. Dawn Gaffner and Rob Kronkhyte are looking forward to the competition.
According to the press release, Gaffney, a mother of two, will be running her first official IRONMAN. She did complete the Vineman two years ago when she turned 40. The Vineman is similar to the Ironman.
The event will bring a series of road closures throughout the day. Visitors to the lake should check the status of the closures, which will continue through the 17 hour event.