LAKE PLACID -- Nine members of the Amsterdam-based Pachyderm Groundpounders gave the Ironman Lake Placid triathlon their best shot Sunday.
For all nine, the day ended with the 140.6-mile course completed. Each man swam 2.4 miles, biked 112 miles and ran 26.2 miles.
Greg Bown led the way for the Groundpounders, finishing in 12 hours, 54 minutes, 21 seconds. The Broadalbin resident needed just four hours, 57 minutes and four seconds to complete the triathlon-ending 26.2-mile run after completing the first two stages in seven hours, 41 minutes, 30 seconds.
Amsterdam's Felix Catena finished in 13 hours, 50 minutes, 30 seconds; Amsterdam's Andy Heck completed the course in 14 hours, 13 minutes, eight seconds; Broadalbin's Buck Harder took 14 hours, 10 minutes, five seconds to finish the course; Amsterdam's Jef Hetrick was off the course in 13 hours, 28 minutes, 18 seconds; Amsterdam's Art Iannuzzi finished in 15 hours, 47 minutes, 11 seconds; Malta's Larry Raike completed the course in 15 hours, 46 minutes, 56 seconds; Rotterdam Junction's Frank Scalzo took 12 hours, 42 minutes, 21 seconds to finish; and Amsterdam's Joe Sise needed 13 hours, eight minutes, 23 seconds to defeat the course.
The nine competitors started their trek before 7 a.m. Sunday and had until midnight to finish. Each of the nine beat that deadline by more than an hour.
Colorado's Andy Potts won the event with a time of eight hours, 43 minutes, 29 seconds.