COEUR D'ALENE-- Athletes will swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and then run a marathon during Sunday’s Ironman. Most participants prepare year-round for the race, but one local man crammed a year’s worth of training into just three months.
“It’s been like boot camp,” Craig Brosenne said. “[Training goes] as late as 11:00 at night, and as early as 3:00 in the morning. I really have a condensed training schedule.”
In 14 weeks, he’s managed to cover plenty of ground. He swam 60 miles, cycled 1,300 miles and ran 350 miles.
Downtown Coeur d’Alene began transforming for the Ironman Wednesday.
Parking lots closed down near the 3rd Street boat launch and at Independence Point. Both areas will be used as staging areas for athletes.
City workers also shut down streets. Barricades are up along Sherman Avenue between Second and Independent Point. Detours are going to reroute drivers to Lakeside, and First and Second streets.