Luke Bell - showing off his goods!!!
Ironman Lake Placid 2004 Pre-Race Activities Get RollingThe mania has begun at Ironman USA Lake Placid. The race week festivities kicked off yesterday with the CEO Challenge dinner, taking place at the Mirror Lake Inn. The 20 or so CEO Challenge athletes were welcomed with a great dinner followed by the comedy duo of Roch and Huddle as well as a keynote speech by none other than Paula Newby-Fraser.
Friday seemed to be the day for expo appearances and meetings. The day started with the press conference for some of the top professional athletes including Simon Lessing, Melissa Spooner, Jo Lawn, Luke Bell, Heather Fuhr and Andrey Yastrebov . All athletes looked fit and ready to roll. The race looks like it is going to be a very exciting race for both the men and the women.
The rain gods were out in full force Ė as rain was the theme of the day. Looking like a replay of race day 2003, the day was filled with periods of down-pours. This didnít seem to stop the kids, as they didnít complain and participated in the Kids triathlon in the heart of the storm. Despite the rain, you could feel the Ironman spirit building as athletes were out in full force at the expo picking up the last minute Ironman necessities.
Keep posted for further updates from the eve of the race.