There are not one but two Ironman races this weekend, each featuring some local racers tackling the 1.2 mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run.
Ford Ironman Louisville is popular among some local racers. Among those Western New Yorkers in the field:
Barry Dunston, 35, West Seneca
Derek Dunston, 33, Niagara Falls
Tim Kirst, 40, Boston
Marty McKenna, 27, Olcott
Allen Mercer, 33, Cheektowaga
Jon Metz, 41, Williamsville
Dave Schieber, 44, Buffalo
Tammie Smeltz, 41, West Seneca
Jennifer Sylvester, 35, Kenmore
Also today is Subaru Ironman Canada in British Columbia where local triathlete Kevin Mietlicki (42, Lockport) is competing.
Race coverage can be found at Ironman.com
Meanwhile Muskoka prep takes on another long, hilly bike ride, this time dodging rain along the Niagara Escarpment.
--- Amy Moritz
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