2,600 to compete in Gilford's Timberman Ironman triathlon
The weekend-long nationally run event, organized and run by the for-profit World Triathlon Corporation, commences with a sprint triathlon and kids fun run on Saturday, and concludes with the Ironman 70.3 triathlon itself on Sunday.
The triathlon was first brought to Gilford in 2000, “as a way to bring something healthy to the community,” according to the Ironman 70.3 website. The first year, the event had 600 people between the sprint and the 70.3 event.
Andy Potts is coming into New Hampshire after a brief recovery from his second consecutive win at Ironman Lake Placid in July. The former Olympian is a potential favorite for the race.