Rachel Seepie passes the Salt River Community tent as she heads toward Shea Boulevard during her second loop on the bike course.

Ford Ironman Arizona Draws Over 2,500 Athletes

Au-Authm Action News

On November 20, more than 2,500 athletes ranging in age from 18 to 74 gathered at Tempe Town Lake to undergo a test of strength and endurance: the eighth annual Ford Ironman Arizona triathlon. The athletes faced a challenging course consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. The water course was a loop through Tempe Town Lake, and then the entrants biked three loops through Tempe, up the Beeline Highway to Shea Boulevard, and back to Tempe Beach Park. In the final leg of the competition, athletes ran a full marathon, making three loops around Tempe Town Lake and through Papago Park.

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Events Calendar
1 O’ODHAM NIOKI HEMAPIK at O’Odham Piipaash Language Program room 2, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season with fun, food and friends. For more info. call OPLP (480) 362-6325



HOLIDAY SMALL WORKS SHOW ARTWALK-Free opening receptions, demos, live music, 7p.m. -9 p.m. For more info call Scottsdale Gallery Association (480) 990-3939



RICK SPRINGFIELD at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, Ovations LIVE Showroom, 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ. 8 p.m. Tickets: $34-$99. For more info. call (800) 946-4452 Ext 7370


34TH ANNUAL LAS NOCHES DE LAS LUMINARIAS at Desert Botanical Gardens, thousands of hand-lit luminarias line the garden, musical entertainment each night, additional buffet dinner is available, 5:30 p.m., pre-register. For more info. call (480) 481-8188 or
2 ARIZONA CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE at Katzin Concert Hall, free, 7:30 p.m. For more info. call (480) 965-8863 or
2 DEADLINE to turn in applications for WIA Youth Spring Work Experience at WIA office (located at the Community employment office, bldg. 61) For more info. call Melissa Gonzales (480) 362-7963
3 SOCIAL GATHERING at SRHS Football Field, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. For more info. call Niamh Savani (480) 362-2083
6 JUNIOR ACE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING Junior ACE Advisory meeting in the Salt River Education Board Room, 5:30 p.m. For more info call Allison Dukat at (480) 362-2050
7 REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING at the Two Waters Council Chambers, 5 p.m. For more info., call (480) 362-7466/7469
7 PEARL HARBOR REMEMBERANCE DAY at Scottsdale Pavilions (NE parking lot) 8 a.m. For more info. call (480) 362-7490
8 SAVE THE DATE 2011 River of Lights Christmas parade and bazaar at Sacaton, AZ. For more info. call Amber Childs (520) 562-2025 or (520) 562-6087
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