Iconic New York developer and premier athlete Elie Hirschfeld finished out the summer season by completing his 33rd consecutive Mighty Hamptons Triathlon last week — the second most in the entire history of the grueling event!
“It’s with great pride that I have been able to compete against the best of the best in this sport and become part of the fabric of such an esteemed event,” Hirschfeld said.
The athletes compete on Long Beach in Sag Harbor with a 1.5K swim in Noyac Bay, followed by a grueling 23.8-mile bike tour of the Hamptons and finish with a 10K run through the streets of North Haven.
This year’s competition featured 600 competitors and the 67-year-old Elie Hirschfeld finished in three-hours and 15 minutes — besting more than half the field.
“This was a premier event and I was honored to have been a part of it, while continuing to perform at such a high level after all these years of competition,” Hirscheld said.
The event also marked the first appearance of Elie Hirschfeld’s six-year-old son, Jacob who took home an honorary medal for completing the final 100 yards of the run with his dad. He’ll enter his first full youth competition next summer for kids seven-years and older.
“It’s exciting to know that he will be experiencing the same thrill of competition that has brought such joy to myself and all these other athletes at this amazing event,” his proud dad commented.
The event honored the passing of longtime race director Steve Tarpinian, who sadly passed away two years ago.