Ironman Contest Lake Placid 2007 "THE SWIM"
Photo and caption by david flynn
It was 7a.m. the water temperature 72 degrees. Two thousand five hundred swimmers , waiting for the starters gun. Then suddenly , five thousand arms five thousand legs, spray, steam, mist and mayhem ! they're away. I was standing in full sunlight on the west side of the lake. The far side shadowed by a high bank of hill and tree. After five hundred yards of swimming they too were in full sunlight, but for these brief few moments , the whole magic and magnitude of their contest seemed to be magnified to dramatic propotions.
Location: Lake Placid NY state