Syracuse Ironman athletes to get medal with correct skyline

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) The athletes who covered more than 70 miles through the Syracuse area while competing in last week’s Ironman event will be getting a second medal for the effort.

Some 1,500 athletes who finished Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Syracuse were given medals that featured an image of the skyline in downtown Rochester – a city 75 miles to the west.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1LC1QgA ) that the Ironman organization and the company that made the medals – North Attleboro, Massachusetts-based Ashworth Awards – announced Wednesday they plan to send every finisher a new medal with the Syracuse skyline.

Ironman officials apologized for the mistake. They say the athletes should receive the new medals in the coming weeks.

Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com