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Iron Girl Lake Tahoe Triathlon Sept 18

Posted on August 31, 2011
Filed Under South Tahoe Events

What a great event to build strength, confidence and friendships that will last a lifetime.

The 2nd Annual Iron Girl Lake Tahoe South Shore Triathlon will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2011. With a start line in California and a finish in Nevada, the event will feature a 400-meter swim, a 24K bike and a 5K run.

Of the more than 400 athletes taking part in the race are participants ranging in age from 14 to 67 years old and representing 22 states.

The Aflac Iron Girl Lake Tahoe South Shore Triathlon offers event amenities including a post-race Breakfast Café, performance shirts sized for women, professional timing, personalized race bibs, custom finisher medals, TriClique jewelry age group awards, on-demand results station, post-race giveaways and a reusable tote, part of Iron Girl’s and Aflac’s continued “Green” initiative.

The triathlon starts with the 400 meter swim at Lakeside Beach, followed by the 24k bike ride to Cave Rock ending with the 5k run along the mesmerizing Lake Tahoe east shore.

Aflac Iron Girl Lake Tahoe South Shore Women’s Triathlon Event

Sunday, September 18, 2011

400 Meter Swim – 24K Bike – 5K Run

7:30 a.m. race start

Registration starts at $85.  To learn more and to register, please click here.

Participant Profile

Kathryn Biasotti, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

When she turned 40, Kathryn Biasotti knew what she wanted for her birthday: to become a triathlete. Kathryn set a goal, and just days before her big birthday, she celebrated the accomplishment of participating in and finishing her first triathlon at the Lake Donner Triathlon in California. Now, six years later as she prepares for the Aflac Iron Girl Lake Tahoe South Shore Triathlon, Biasotti has stayed dedicated to her sport. As a single mother of two with a high-pressure job, she said that exercise is her form of release after a long day.

Kathryn doesn’t follow a strict training regimen, but is able to complete her workouts with her kids – doing activities such as mountain biking with her 14-year-old son or swimming in a lake with her 12-year-old daughter. She said it is her children who give her that extra boost to go for a swim, even when the lake is 50 degrees.

Having traveled around for various triathlons over the past few years, Kathryn now has the honor of racing in her hometown – a concept she finds very inspiring.

“I think it is great that so many people from around the country will come and experience what we get to do every day,” she said. “Crystal-clear lake, beautiful surroundings, we get to share that with everybody.”

As the September race date grows closer, Kathryn prepares by drinking a lot of water in the days leading up, trying to pace herself the week before on the longer distance and getting plenty of rest. However, for women who are coming out to compete for the first time, she has one piece of advice:

Don’t be afraid of the swim, you can always flip over and backstroke.

All photos provided by ASI Photography,


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