Madison Weekend Fun: Ironmen, Watermelon and Local Chefs
By Mark Gladue, Mark Gladue
(Liz Lauer & Associates)
Summer might be over but there is still a lot going on in the Madison area. The weather will be in the 70s and almost clear skies, so it will be beautiful set of days to get outside. You Are An Ironman!!!! The big event this weekend is Madison’s Ironman, the triathlon that brings 75,000 cheering fans to the Madison area and surrounding communities. The one-loop swim takes place in Lake Monona in downtown Madison. The bike course takes riders 16 miles out of town before beginning two 40-mile loops in rural Dane County. The course offers many tough climbs and turns throughout, but athletes will get a lift as they pass through the crowds at the Verona Loop Festival. Spectator support on the run course is also legendary. Athletes will complete two loops, including downtown Madison, the Univ...