Hirschfeld, 65, finished the Olympic Distance competition in an impressive time of 3 hours, 4 minutes and 36 seconds

08/12/2015 I never felt so proud to continue to get better and be the best I can be. It was a thrill to take part in such a high level event with some of the most gifted and tough competitors the world has to offer.

07/20/2015 This weekend was insanely hot making for a hellish run in the hilly Central Park. But, we triathletes seem to like suffering and this was genuinely suffering. I drank non-stop using three bottles on the bike and as much water as I could grab at each aid station. Afterwards, I kept drinking almost non-stop for 2 more hours.

It took a long time to recover, but it is such a New York City treat to swim the Hudson River from 99th to 79th St. Then, we bicycled 25 miles and back the West Side Highway and Moshulo parkway closed to cars. Finally, we run 1 mile across West 72nd St, which is shut to cars and full of cheering spectators. We finally finished running five miles around Central Park.

The heat caused many not to finish, however, I am proud to say, I was amongst the 31 finishers out of the 43 who started in my 65 – 69 age group.

09/21/2013 So proud of my daughter, Daniella Hirschfeld, who finished her first Ironman on September 21, 2013 under the most difficult terrain and conditions I have ever seen! Loved cheering her on, as she has done for me so many times.

Aquaphor New York City Triathlon 2013

07/14/2013 My knee did not feel ready on Friday for New York City Triathlon competition.  I took advantage of the “deferral program”, gave race officials notice of inability to race and got a guarantied spot for next year.

2013 RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon

06/07/2013 This will be the one of the few times in the last several years that I won’t be participating in the RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon, due to a minor injury that has me sidelined for a little while. Sending best wishes to all the incredible athletes who will participate.  I am looking forward to competing in the Mighty Hamptons Olympic Distance Triathlon in September.

62-Year-Old Elie Hirschfeld Completes Inaugural Ironman U.S. Championship in NYC

08/13/2012 Real estate developer Elie Hirschfeld celebrated this weekend after completing the 140.6-mile race, the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship in New York City, in 14 hours, 22 minutes, 29 seconds (14:22:29). The race featured a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River; a 112-mile bike ride on the Palisades Parkway; and a 26.2-mile run beginning in New Jersey, crossing over the George Washington Bridge, and finishing in Riverside Park in Manhattan.

Real Estate Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Completes NYC Triathlon

PR News Wire, 09/08/2011

60 Year Old Finishes 54th in Israman Negev Ironman Tri-Athlon Contest [PDF]

The Jewish Voice, 01/05/2010

Real Estate Mogul Elie Hirschfeld Completes 75th Triathlon [PDF]

Fox Business News, 01/03/2010


“Man of the Week!” New York Developerphilanthropistathlete and patron of the artsElie Hirschfeld has been honored by high-end Men’s Brand, Mizzen+Main.

Achilles Hope & Possibility 5-Mile Elie Hirschfeld and Jon Stewart celebrate with more than 3,300 runners, walkers, hand cyclists and wheelchair athletes participated in the event from around the tri-state area. 

New York Indoor Triathlon hosted by the venerated New York Athletic ClubElie Hirschfeld took the coveted top position in the Plus-60 Division this past weekend’s historic New York Indoor Triathlon.

RJA Memorial Mighty Montauk Triathlon event marks its 31st anniversary this year and features one of the most beautiful and demanding courses in the sport. The race consists of a one-mile swim, a 22-mile bike course and a 6.2-mile run.

Climb to the Top Elie Hirschfeld participated in the annual Climb to the Top Event to be held to raise money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.\r\n\r\nThe Spirit of Triathlon At the Mighty Hamptons triathlon in 2002, another cyclist rammed into Elie Hirschfeld, knocked him down, and left him lying in the road. This disheartening experience led him to consider how the sport had changed over his 17 years of participation., 09/25/2002

A Triathlete’s Dream: Hawaii Ironman [Image] Elie Hirschfeld’s grueling training regimen for the prestigious race. The New York Times, 10/1990

Iron Man, Bizman [Image] The NY Daily News also featured Elie Hirschfeld’s training for the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon. A photo on the cover of the Daily News Business section showed Elie training at the Sports Club LA building, owned by Hirschfeld Properties. New York Daily News, 01/1990

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