- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Lake Placid is on the short list of sites being considered to host the 2017 Ironman 70.3 World Championships.

The event is a half Ironman distance competition and includes swim, bike and run components, but the duration of the races will be much different. It’s tentatively scheduled for the week of Sept. 6-11, 2017.

Officials will find out in August if Lake Placid is selected as host city. Also in the running are Chattanooga, Tennessee, and St. George, Utah.

Lake Placid has hosted a full-distance Ironman event for 16 years, making it the longest-running American event aside from the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i.

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