"Huddle said Ironman officials have a meeting with officials from Saguaro Lake, which is about 30 miles northeast of Tempe. If Town Lake is not ready for the swim portion of the triathlon, Saguaro Lake could be an alternative, he said"
"It's one of the hallmarks of the Tempe race," he said. "There's nothing like running by the lake and it's five to six people deep for a couple of miles with people cheering you on."
The sooner that Ironman officials release the contingency plan the better, he said, adding that he had reservations about Saguaro Lake.
"There has to be a swim," he said. "If there's not a swim it's not really an Ironman. (But) Saguaro Lake has some pretty big hills out there that would cause a lot of anxiety from a logistical standpoint. We're sitting here 10 weeks away . . . any change causes a lot of anxiety and stress for people who have been training for months to achieve their dream."