IRONMAN Lake Placid 2022 | Date | Start Time | How to watch live

This is an article about IRONMAN Lake Placid that was written before the event. Check out our in-depth report to learn more about a dramatic day in which Sarah True and Cody Beals won.

As well as the Men’s Pro race at the PTO’s Canadian Open, the Viewport IRONMAN Lake Placid will also be broadcast over long distances this coming Sunday.

Here are the most important details you need to know, like the time, who’s racing, and how to watch it all happen.

Start Time and How to Watch Live

IRONMAN Lake Placid 2022 will take place on Sunday, July 24. It will start at Mirror Lake, which is in the middle of Lake Placid, which was the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

The event is the latest from M-Dot to get full IRONMAN Now coverage. You can watch all of it on the IRONMAN Now Facebook page, Facebook Live on your smart TV, or right here on this page by clicking the embed below.

The Pro Men’s race begins at 06:25 local time, which is 11:25 UK time, 12:25 CET time, and 03:25 PT time. The Pro Women’s race is set to begin just two minutes later.

As always, the IRONMAN Tracker is a great way to add more information to your viewing. Where have you been if you don’t already have it on your phone?!

lake placid ironman 2022
lake placid ironman 2022

Pro Women

Lake Placid has been a good place for Heather Jackson to hunt (USA). She is currently #16 in the PTO rankings and doesn’t worry about qualifying for Kona, which she did last year by winning IRONMAN Florida, a race she finished second to Lisa Norden in last year and won in 2018 and 2016. Coming in third at IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon two weeks ago should be great practice for Sunday,

Jackson’s biggest competition is likely to come from Sarah True (USA), who recently won IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman after giving birth to her first child. That was her first race in more than two years. In her first Kona race in 2018, she came in fourth. If the team does well this weekend, it could mean that they will go back to the big island in October.

Even though True has raced in World Triathlons before and is usually one of the best swimmers in the circuit, Rachel Zinilskas (USA) is likely to lead the way in the first event. The PTO ranks her third in the water, after Lauren Brandon and Lucy Charles-Barclay. Jackson, on the other hand, will probably have to chase True for hours if she wants to catch him once T1 is out of the way.

But it would be strange if True and Jackson didn’t take the lead in the last part of the race.


This week’s race was changed at the last minute because Matt Trautman (RSA) couldn’t race at the PTO event in Canada because he didn’t have the right visa. What’s bad for Edmonton is good for Lake Placid. He is one of only a few people who don’t have to worry about qualifying for Kona because he came in third at IRONMAN South Africa. He then went on to finish 12th at IRONMAN St. George.

In reality, the men’s race looks like it could go either way. Cody Beals (CAN) has won many times around this time of the season, usually at IRONMAN Mont Tremblant. He could be ready to win again after doing well at 70.3 Eagleman.

Justin Metzler from the United States came in second at Eagleman. He then went on to win IRONMAN 70.3 Oregon in his 41st try at the distance. In Lake Placid, they will start to fight again.

Cameron Wurf (AUS) and Dominik Sowieja (GER), who just finished second and third at IRONMAN Vitoria after a tough battle, are on the start list. It doesn’t seem likely that either of them will race again so soon after that.

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Recent IRONMAN Lake Placid winners

  • 2021: Rasmus Svenningsson (SWE) / Lisa Norden (SWE)
  • 2019: Matthew Russell (USA) – MPRO Only
  • 2018: Heather Jackson (USA) – FPRO Only
  • 2017: Brent McMahon (CAN) – MPRO Only
  • 2016: Heather Jackson (USA) – FPRO Only

Prize Money: What’s on the line?

This weekend, the prize pool is worth $100,000, and each winner will get $15,000.

In addition to money, there will be four qualifying spots (two for MPRO and two for FPRO) for the IRONMAN World Championship, which will be held in St. Kona, Hawaii, from October 6 to 8, 2022.

This is very important for a lot of racers. After this weekend, the only other chances to qualify are at IRONMAN Ireland on August 14 (FPRO) and at IRONMAN Kalmar (MPRO) and IRONMAN Mont Tremblant on the weekend of August 20/21 (FPRO) (MPRO and FPRO).

The total funds will be paid ten-deep, as follows:

  1. $15,000
  2. $9,000
  3. $7,000
  4. $5,000
  5. $4,000
  6. $3,000
  7. $2,500
  8. $2,000
  9. $1,500
  10. $1,000

Of course, since the Professional Triathletes Organisation was created, money from performance isn’t just based on how well you do on the day.

At the end of 2022, the PTO World Rankings will give out a total of $2 million based on how these points tables end up. There, the rewards can be big, and moving up or down in the rankings system could give you more than any single event.

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