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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Swimming in Melted Snow
The two-plus mile swim leg of the Coeur d'Alene Ironman competition was a bit dicey in 2007. Choppy, cold water on Lake Coeur d'Alene got the best of some athletes. In 2008 another challenge is presenting itself...the flood waters of recent days. The flood waters are caused by melting snow so the lake temperature is a brisk 49 degrees. Ironman officials are looking for temperatures of at least the mid-50s for the safety of the swimmers. Less than four weeks until the June 22 event so we'll need to see some serious sunshine here in North Idaho. Soon.
Posted by Kerri Rankin Thoreson at 5:19 PM