Team RTA at IRONMAN Lake Placid

This year Team RTA has our largest group of athletes racing IRONMAN Lake Placid on Sunday, 7/28. 

We have 30+ from RTA racing IRONMAN Lake Placid AND well over 150+ family, friends & club members cheering for those racing. There’s NOTHING BETTER then racing along side your teammates and having the support of others. 

Below is a list of who’s racing and how you can track them on race day.

Team RTA Schedule of Events:


4:30pm – Race Course Official Meeting for RTA @ RTA Tent (Lake Placid Pub)


1:00pm – Spectator Briefing: race day questions & best places to watch your athlete @ RTA Tent (Lake Placid Pub)

5:00pm – Team Dinner @ High Peaks Resort (private room, 2nd Floor – Great Range Room)


5:50am – Team Picture @ RTA Tent (Lake Placid Pub)

6:40am – Race Start

11:59.59pm – Final Finisher (Finish Line)


10:00am – Team Brunch @ High Peaks Resort (private room, 2nd Floor – Great Range Room)

TBD – Victory Float Across Mirror Lake


How to Track Your Athlete

For many, this will be their FIRST Ironman.

The PRO men will start at 6:25AM followed by the Age Groupers at 6:40AM on Sunday. It will be a “rolling swim start” for the age groupers. This means athletes will line up according to what they expect their swim time will be. Faster swimmers will go first, followed by slower swimmers. Every should be in the water by 7AM.

There should be live streaming video coverage of the finish line (and maybe other points on the race course). You will also be able to check in on RTA athletes and other friends you know racing by checking race splits throughout the day. There should be a link on IRONMAN’s website that says “IRONMAN Live” at the top of the page. This is where you can track athletes and potentially watch live streaming video. You may also find a live stream on IRONMAN’s Facebook Page. 

Additionally, here’s a link to the 2019 IRONMAN Lake Placid SPECTATOR’S GUIDE. It offers a schedule of events, parking options, alternative routes for race day closures, things to do during race day and more.



If you’re “on the go” on race day, but still want to follow athletes, there are a few different free mobile apps for your phone. Below is the one we recommend.




Here’s the list of RTA Club Members racing and their bib number. 

IRONMAN Lake Placid 2019:

1. Chris Busso – 740 [FIRST TIMER]

2. Lindsey Calligaro – 492 [FIRST TIMER]

3. Emily Casola – 489

4. Janna Danbe – 730 [FIRST TIMER]

5. Reno Decker – 741

6. Amy Diehl (Fisher) – 732 [FIRST TIMER]

7. Claire Eckert – 731 [FIRST TIMER]

8. Marie Frawley – 520

9. Steve Frawley – 747 [FIRST TIMER]

10. Mike George – 745

11. Liz Harsley – 726 [FIRST TIMER]

12. Jim Hollenstein – 748 

13. Brad Jancek – 746

14. Ken Kachmar – 452

15. Michael Kiely – 742 [FIRST TIMER]

16. Fernando La Torre – 743 [FIRST TIMER]

17. Giancarlo La Torre – 744 [FIRST TIMER]

18. Arleta Lobacz – 728 [FIRST TIMER]

19. Andy Lustigman – 753 [FIRST TIMER]

20. Dimitriy Markenzon – 2662 [FIRST TIMER]

21. Brian Moran – 754

22. Jackie Moran – 733 [FIRST TIMER]

23. Tommy Nolan – 3073

24. Catherine Petroski – 735

25. Mike Podzaline – 737

26. Marc Rivieccio – 2153 [FIRST TIMER]

27. Aaron Rosenfeld – 751

28. Marcia Salovitz – 736

29. Marie San Pedro – 734 [FIRST TIMER]

30. Alisa Steinklein – 729 [FIRST TIMER]

31. Paul Tarsia – 738

32. Andrew West – 739 [FIRST TIMER]



IRONMAN is a brutally LONG and CHALLENGING race, BUT I cannot express HOW MUCH IT HELPS to be racing along side club members and HAVING THE SUPPORT OF OTHER CLUB MEMBERS from home and at the race.


Good luck to all the athletes racing!!!


  • Margaret Petroski and Bob Petroski says:

    We are looking forward to cheering for Catherine and members of RTA on race day.Thanks to Elizabeth and Chris for doing a great job.

    • Chris Kaplanis says:

      Thanks! It’s the least we can do. Looking forward to seeing you. It’s going to be an exciting weekend. :)

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