SRPMIC Members Set to Compete in Ironman Arizona
At least 12 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community members are up to the Ironman Arizona triathlon challenge, and three plan to attempt the entire race.
The athletes have put in countless hours of preparation and training to be ready for this single event, which takes place November 19.
|SRPMIC member Doran Dalton trains for Ironman Arizona on a bike ride along Beeline Highway during the summer morning hours.|
SRPMIC Team 1:
Tamar Gonzales, Letitia Dalton, Jason Seepie
SRPMIC Team 2:
Ki-Ana Reina, Suomva
Puhuyesva, Angela Reina
SRPMIC Team 3:
Melissa Rave, Kyle Dallas,
Ironman Arizona, in its 14th year, is an all-day event. It starts with a 2.4-mile loop swim in Tempe Town Lake shortly before 7 a.m., continues with a 112-mile, three-loop bike course, followed by a 26.2-mile run around the lake and nearby Papago Park.
The route for the biking portion of the race travels through the southeastern edge of the Community, along McKellips Road and Beeline Highway. The race officially ends 17 hours after the last athlete enters the water.
Tempe and SRPMIC
Race start: 6:20 a.m. MST, Tempe Town Lake
“A flat, fast, spectator-friendly course that brings urban charms and desert vistas together.”
Twitter/Instagram hashtag: #IM703Arizona
How to Watch
An Ironman-sponsored Community-member viewing area will be set up on the north side of the Mesa Drive/Beeline Highway intersection. Bring your own chairs. Breakfast burros and drinks will be available at 8:30 a.m. Signs are welcome to cheer on the athletes, especially Community participants.