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Ironman Lake Placid sells out … a sign of more big races in 2023?

What will the race-entry landscape look like post-pandemic?

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Ironman Lake Placid has become the fifth Ironman event in North American fill up this year. While that’s good news for Ironman, that only brings the total of sold-out North American Ironman races to five, joining this weekend’s Ironman 70.3 Oceanside, Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant, Ironman 70.3 Oregon and Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga. That’s great news for triathletes still trying to figure out what they’re race schedules will look like this year.

Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant sells out with huge field registered

While the last few years saw many events filled due to the many deferred entries caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, things appear to be returning to normal when it comes to race entries in 2023. Ironman 70.3 Mont-Tremblant has 3,600 registrants this year, and now that pandemic restrictions have all but disappeared, we’ll see many more races with large fields throughout the year, too.

That doesn’t mean you should hold off too long on getting that entry in, though. According to a release from Ironman, there are many more events that are close to filling up. Ironman California “has limited availability for general registration.” Some new additions to the Ironman calendar are also near capacity including Ironman 70.3 Morro Bay in California, Ironman 70.3 New York-Jones Beach and Ironman 70.3 Pennsylvania-Happy Valley. Ironman 70.3 Victoria is almost full, too.

You can check out the Ironman race schedule here.