Tahoe Triple Marathon
The 7th Super Triple
The 4th Tahoe Double Dare & 2nd Triple Dare
2013 Triple Marathoners before the Sunday morning start in Tahoe City
Tracy "Triple" Cohen-Peranteau with her hardware
September 12-14, 2014
Three days you will never forget
updated: Dec 13, 2012
Why run three?
Some of the 2011 Triple Marathoners at the 8 AM start line in Tahoe City
The 3 courses
Yolonda Holder-"The Walking Diva"- Holds the women's record (101) for most marathons completed in one year.
Jon Paul Gallery
Why run the Triple?
Run three different marathons in 3 days in two states. This is a one of a kind event circumnavigating the entire shoreline of Lake Tahoe over 3 days. It includes dinner and speakers on the Thursday night before the first run. The 3rd Marathon is run with the regular Lake Tahoe Marathon on Sunday.
You may up the ante by choosing the Super Triple option which is the first 2 marathons on Friday and Saturday, but instead of the 3rd marathon run the 72 mile Ultra starting at 10 P.M. starting later on that Saturday night.
Link to Interview with Thomas Reiss our 2005 champ, and our 2006 runner up.
Thomas Reiss 2005 Triple Champion,
Deborah Hamberlin 2006 Triple Champion,
Sean Meissner 2006 Ultra 72 Champion
Johann Oosthuizen 2006 Triple Champion (left)
& Sean Meissner 2006 72 Mile Ultra Champion
Laura Bleakley and Thomas Reiss
2005 Champs Triple Champions
Four Time Winner Sean Meissner soaking in the lake at Zephyr Cove Beach after the first day's run
4 Time Triple Champ Sean Meissner shares his Triple Marathon
training secrets & schedule here.
Jo Goner has run 5 Triples and shares his wisdom here.
Sean & Jo, thanks for sharing.
Peter Lubber's Blog on running and winning the Super Triple
Peter Lubber's GPS recording of Marathon #1
Peter Lubber's GPS recording of Marathon #2
Triple Veteran Kim Budzik's story from the Houston Chronicle 2008
Triple Results and Records
2003 Starters, Day 1
2004 Starters, Day 1
2005 Triple Starts Day 1
First day mile 3.5
Helen (81 year old world record holder) & Norm Klein, Day 1 start area
Comments from past Tahoe Triples
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Thanks for a great three days. You run a class A event and consider everything to make it enjoyable for everyone.
Race time becomes insignificant when you consider the company and the scenery.
Running the triple allowed me to accomplish a goal my family and friends all said could be done. One friend even gave me last rights the week before the race. I told them I was just one crazy among a group of crazies.
I thought the idea of the buffet before the Triple meeting was a great idea. There was an excellent variety of food and it all tasted great. Again, it was a great running and learning experience for me and I look forward to doing it again next year. Keep up the good work.
By the way, the Triple was a blast. I soaked in the lake after day 3 and took a long gaze at the shoreline around the lake. It was a great feeling to know I ran around the whole thing! I'm thinking I just might be back next year.
Thanks for a beautiful weekend.
The Tahoe Triple run was a super event.
I love every minute of the run.
Again, thanks for a great weekend.
Tom Adair (Bib #501)Alpharetta, GA
My heart goes out to everyone that finished the triple this year. I was a spectator for the first time after running the previous two years. The passion that I saw in everyone and determination was great. I want to congratulate all and I will see everyone again this coming year. To my dad that ran his best time, outstanding performance. He has inspired me once again to take on this difficult event next year.
Hello Les and Ultra Marathon Staff!
I just wanted to write a brief note to let you know that I truly did have an experience of a lifetime completing the 3 Stage Ultra! After weeks and months of worrying about completing three marathons in a row I can't believe I did it...and am feeling so strong! The other Ultra Marathoners gave so much support and encouragement, especially the last day! Thanks ever so much for allowing me the opportunity to gain so much confidence in my Marathoning abilities! From start to finish the camaraderie among the 'Ultras' was amazing, something I have never felt before while doing a regular marathon. Thanks again for the best marathon adventure I have done to date! It will certainly be hard to find another marathon that can compare with the overall sense of accomplishment! Please pass on a special thanks to Marty, Angell and Edward Kelly! They were super!
Cheers and happy Marathoning!
Kris Stevens, Sidney/Victoria BC
Comments from the 2001 Ultra 3 day Stage Marathon
for all the effort and time on the 3 day event. From now
The Mexican 6
some Marathon Maniacs mile 3 day 1
Thomas Reiss 2005 winner