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Wilmington hosts weekend celebration

The Whiteface Uphill race is one of many events during the Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest.

The Whiteface Uphill race is one of many events during the Wilmington/Whiteface Bike Fest. Provided by ROOST

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Ironman qualifier to be extended

During the June 11 Economic Development, Planning and Publicity Committee Meeting, ROOST Director Jim McKenna said that a five-year extension to keep the Ironman Triathlon in the North Country was on the horizon.

“As long as the town of North Elba signs their agreement with the Ironman at their meeting, then we are going to be ready to move on it next week,” McKenna said.

McKenna added that his office predicted that the extension would bring $60-70 million in tourism spending into the region.

“Those are direct spending projections with no other things added into the equation,” he said.

The Ironman Lake Placid Triathlon has been run since 1999 and is the second oldest Ironman in North America. It is scheduled to be swam, biked and run on Sunday, July 22.

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