2016 Athletes' Choice Awards: Overall Satisfaction, Overall Swim, Best Race Venue, Best Host City Experience
Taking place in the pristine heart of one of Idaho's prettiest areas, this race—recently moved to late summer—always fills quickly. Coeur d'Alene is a classic resort and vacation destination that offers numerous recreational activities. The glacier-fed lake, surrounding forests and parks, the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and the Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course's floating green are just a few examples.
Athletes begin their day with a two-loop, 2.4-mile swim in the clear waters of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The challenging two-loop, 112-mile bike course boasts no turns in an 80-mile stretch. The run loops along the shores of the lake blending the energy of a small town resort atmosphere with a world-class course. The single transition area and multiple loop course at the "hot corner" make IRONMAN Coeur d'Alene a favorite among athletes and their friends and families.