Ever wanted to … Complete the Savageman Triathlon

Taking place over two days in the Appalachian Mountains, this half-ironman is widely renowned for both its unrelenting difficulty and beauty that can leave you gasping for breath one minute and gasping in awe of the scenery the next.

The name ‘Savageman’ comes partly from the fact that participants initially descend down the Savage river, then attempt to ascend Big Savage Mountain, twice, and partly from the fact that it takes a certain breed of individual to enter like this.

There is the option of entering the 70.0 and the 30.0. The Savageman 70.0 is the half-ironman version, composed of a 1.2 mile swim, a 55.7 mile cycle and a 13.1 mile run, while the Savageman 30.0 consists of a 0.9 mile swim, a 22.9 mile bike and a 6.2 mile run.

Those who complete both are said to complete the Savage 100! With a small field of around 500 competitors, both Savageman races allow participants to enjoy the experience and race their own race, without the added pressure and annoyance of avoiding large crowds. The race is completely non-profit with its proceeds going to charity. The race is very well supported with plenty of volunteers to man every turn and alert all dangerous parts of the route, while also providing support to participants. –

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Deep Creek Lake triathlon drawing more than 1,200 from 34 states

SavageMan event benefits melanoma foundation

For the Cumberland Times-News Cumberland Times-News

MCHENRY — The sold-out sixth annual Win-The-Fight SavageMan Triathlon Festival, slated for Saturday and Sunday at Deep Creek Lake State Park, will feature 1,200 athletes from 34 U.S. states and numerous foreign countries.

Organized and produced by Win-The-Fight Events, the traithlon benefits the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation.

The starting field includes 2010 SavageMan 70.0 champion and Hawaii Ironman World Championship runner-up De-siree Ficker (USA) in the female race as well as Zach Ruble (USA), second, and Josh Beck (USA), third places, respectively in SavageMan 2011.

Numerous viewing opportunities abound in Deep Creek Lake State Park and Garrett and Allegany counties for the general public. For course maps and daily activities, visit the primary SavageMan website, www.savagemantri.org. To review brief safety secondary road closures, visit www.savagemantri.org/ road_closures.pdf.

The 2011 SavageMan charity race raised nearly $100,000 in donations by individual champion athlete/fundraisers for the foundation’s mission of mel-anoma education, advocacy and research. The broad slate of sponsors that provide services and support for the 2012 event includes Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, Railey Realty, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations and High Mountain Sports, among numerous community organizations and businesses and national sponsors.

The SavageMan 70.0 signature event features a 1.2-mile swim in Deep Creek Lake, followed by the crown-jewel bike stage featuring nearly 5,800 feet of vertical climbing, including the “most savage ascent in all of triathlon — the Westernport Wall.” The triathlon culminates in twice tackling the 6.5-mile loop run course along the shores of Deep Creek Lake and State Park Road.

The SavageMan Triathlon is the result of race director, founder and architect Kyle Yost’s passion for triathlon. “First of all, SavageMan is the toughest of the tough,” said Yost. “There will be endless debate in the triathlon community about which race is harder than which, but no one who has done SavageMan ever claims there is another tougher.”

According to foundation president Greg Safko, “The Win-The-Fight SavageMan Triathlon Festival has garnered much international attention as arguably the world’s toughest and most savage triathlon at the long-course distance. Besides attracting the world’s most accomplished and savvy triathletes to test themselves and compete on this very challenging and unique triathlon course, we also hope to inform them as fundraising champions and their donors, that melanoma skin cancer is the No. 1 most common cancer among 25- to 29-year-olds; and, is a very insidious and formidable skin cancer that, if not prevented or detected early, is extremely fast and lethal.”

The Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation underwrites melanoma research at numerous prestigious cancer centers across the U.S. and maintains a comprehensive high school health curriculum for students to learn the deadly risks of melanoma skin cancer and “UV-safe” preventative and detection practices.

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Savageman Triathlon Ranked #2 in USA by Men's Health

THE 20 BEST TRIATHLONS IN AMERICA
From races with jaw-dropping backdrops to courses with hellacious hills, these are the country’s top endurance events

By Andrew Daniels

Savageman Triathlon

Deep Creak Lake State Park, Maryland

Distance: Half Ironman (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run)
Registration: Open registration

Named the hardest race on Earth by Triathlete Magazine, Savageman is a diabolical, 5,800-foot ascent up the mountains of Western Maryland. It’s caused some of the world’s best cyclists to grasp for lower gears while gasping for air at a snail’s pace of 2 miles per hour. At the end of the 70.3-mile trek, there’s little money to be made—but plenty of pride to be earned—from finishing in one piece. And if you love hard workouts, we dare you to try the 15-minute muscle shredders in our 15-Minute Abs, Arms, and Chest Workout DVD.

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SavageMan triathlon this weekend

Event begins, ends at Deep Creek Lake State Park
For the Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland Times-News The Cumberland Times-News Wed Sep 14, 2011, 11:33 PM EDT

SWANTON — The fifth anniversary 2011 Tri-to-Win SavageMan Triathlon Festival scheduled Saturday and Sunday beginning and ending at Deep Creek Lake State Park will feature athletes from all corners of the U.S. and numerous foreign countries, including Canada, Great Britain, Ecuador, Costa Rica and Australia.

The fight-against-melanoma event benefits the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation, known as the “voice for melanoma prevention, detection, care and cure.”

Philip Graves of Great Britain and Desiree Ficker of the U.S. return from 2010 strong victory performances, with Graves setting both new overall SavageMan 70.0 course and 55.7-mile bike records; and Ficker a new 13.1-mile run record.

The 2011 starting field also includes John Kenny and Zach Ruble, Americans who placed second and third in 2010. They will be joined by the featured triathlon legend, six-time Ironman World Champion Dave Scott of the U.S. Also, American Josh Beck, considered one of the world’s top duathlete champions in running and cycling, returns for his fifth consecutive race.

Two-time SavageMan 70.0 victor, women’s course-record holder, and the only U.S. Olympic triathlon medalist ever, Susan Williams, returns to ensure solid competition in the 70.0 women’s event. In a March 2010 Triathlete magazine article, SavageMan 70.0 earned the “Editor’s Choice” distinction of “No. 1 Hardest Race on Earth.”

A multitude of viewing areas are available in Deep Creek Lake State Park and over Garrett and Allegany counties and volunteers can sign up at www.savagemantri.org/volunteers.html. Course maps and daily activities are available at www.savagemantri.org.

The 2010 race raised nearly $100,000 in donations by athlete/fundraisers. This year’s sponsors include Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations and Railey Realty. The SavageMan 70.0 “signature” event features a 1.2-mile swim in Deep Creek Lake, followed by bicycling nearly 5,800 feet of vertical climbing and ending in twice tackling the 6.5-mile loop run course along the shores of Deep Creek Lake and State Park Road.

The SavageMan Triathlon courses are the result of course founder and architect Kyle Yost’s passion for triathlon. “First of all, SavageMan is the toughest of the tough,” said Yost. “SavageMan was created simply because the venue, and in particular the roads and severe climbs for the bike course, were simply too wonderful for an event to not exist there.”

Many triathletes recognize the famous vertical challenge — the “Westernport Wall.” Those successful and able to complete the race are memorialized with a personally engraved name “brick in the wall.” Following the 2010 race, 252 “savages” now find their names memorialized in the legendary pavement of Westernport, along with only nine “legacy” bricks for successful climbers of all four previous races.

Besides the renowned 70.0-mile event, the festival features the SavageMan 30.0 Olympic-distance triathlon to complement race offerings and fundraising opportunities for everyone.

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DCL Park Visitors Advised Of Closings, Crowding For Fest

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Sep. 8, 2011

The roads of the Deep Creek Lake State Park, as well as the boat ramp and beach area, will be heavily congested for most of the weekend of Sept. 17 and 18 as a result of the 5th annual SavageMan Triathlon Festival.

The competition will begin and end at the Deep Creek Lake State Park beach area. Visitors should expect traffic congestion and a large number of people moving throughout the park from 6 a.m. until late afternoon each day, officials said.

There are more than 500 athletes registered to participate each day of the event, which is a fundraiser and a melanoma cancer awareness campaign of the Joanna M. Nicolay Melanoma Foundation. For additional information, persons may go to the event web site at savagemantri.org/

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Celebrity To Participate In Savage Man

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Triathlon celebrity Dave Scott will be among the elite participants in the 5th annual “Tri-To-Win” SavageMan Triathlon Festival, slated for Sept. 17 and 18, with the start and finish at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Scott is a triathlon legend, having been the champion of the famous Ironman six times. He is joining a field of numerous other accomplished athletes, such as John Kenny (USA) and Zach Ruble (USA), SavageMan 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively, in 2010; Josh Beck (USA), considered one of the world’s top duathlete champions in running and cycling; and Susan Williams, two-time SavageMan 70.0 victor, women’s course-record holder, and the USA’s only Olympic triathlon medalist ever (Athens 2004).

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