Don’t be that person who realizes later that a world record was literally being set in your backyard. Check out these daily routes for the swim, bike and run. Then decide if you are going to cowboy up and participate, or if you’d rather be on the cheer squad.
Lindon Aquatic Center
60 W. 60 North, Lindon
5:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. (Approximate)
Average pace 2:04 per 100 yards
Total distance 2.4 miles
Although the pool has limited capacity for swimmers to do laps with James, anyone can watch the swimmers for free at the Lindon Pool each morning from 5:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Capturing the sunrise is an extra Insta-worthy moment! James is usually in the closest lane to the entrance, along with a pacer. He swims 43 laps. One benefit of swimming in a pool vs. open water swim? Swimmers can stop between laps for a bite to eat or to catch their breath.
Originates at the Lindon Aquatic Center
60 W. 60 North, Lindon
Finishes at Hollow Park,
300 E. 400 North, Lindon
7:15 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Approximate)
Average pace 16:56 mph
Total distance 112.21 miles
Originally, the Iron Cowboy planned to bike around Utah Lake. As the quest began in March, the weather was cold and windy. Soon, the route changed to stay on the east side of Utah Lake, known as the “Payson route.” Check out IronCowboy.com for route updates. Feel free to join for part or all of the bike ride, or cheer from the sidelines with posters, noisemakers and honks. Good to know: Bathroom breaks are at mile 25 and 45. There is also a gas station at mile 56 for water fill-ups and bathrooms.
Originates on the Murdock Canal Trail,
400 North, Lindon
Finishes at Fryer Park,
600 N. Main Street, Lindon
2:30-9 p.m. (Approximate)
Average pace 14:00-15:30 minutes per mile
Total distance 26.39 miles
The marathon leg of the triathlon is the most accessible for participants and cheerleaders. The route is an out-and-back (and repeat) on the Murdock Canal Trail in the Lindon/Orem/Pleasant Grove area. Fences along the way have creative signs, and regular cheerleaders (even toddlers!) show up each day to cheer on the cowboy and his posse. James does a run/walk combo, and many are able to complete part or all of the marathon with him.
Final Finish Line
June 8, approximately 8:30 p.m.
Follow @ironcowboyjames on Instagram or IronCowboy.com to track exact times
Fryer Park, 600 N. Main Street, Lindon
The evening of June 8, the Iron Cowboy will complete his 100th straight rodeo. Let’s fill the finish line with support! If Guinness is paying attention, so should the Utah Valley cheer squad.