The 2016 NYC Panasonic Triathlon takes place tomorrow (Sunday, July 24), with thousands athletes competing in the 3-leg event.
For those planning to watch, or planning to travel in and around the city, here’s what you need to know, including race time, street closures and prime viewing spots..
Triathlon Race Time/Course: The triathlon kicks off at 5:50 A.M. with the 1500 meter swim at 99th street and the Hudson river.
Following the swim is the 40k bike race, taking participants along the Henry Hudson to Gun Hill road in the Bronx, then back along the Henry Hudson to 79 street.
Finally, they will compete the 10k run, which loops through Central Park and ends at the finish line on Dead Road.
*Due to the excessive heat conditions, all non-professional athletes will run 8k instead of 10.
Street Closures: According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the following streets will be closed from 5:30 A.M. EST to 2 P.M. EST:
Henry Hudson Parkway (northbound) between West 57th Street and the Henry Hudson Bridge
West 72nd Street between Riverside Drive and Central Park West
West 79th Street between Riverside Drive and the traffic circle near the West Side Highway
Henry Hudson Parkway (northbound) between the Henry Hudson Bridge and Mosholu Parkway
Mosholu Parkway (eastbound) between Henry Hudson Parkway and West Gun Hill Road
Viewing Spots: The NYC Triathlon website says these are the prime viewing spots for the event legs:
Swim Start: Riverside Park & 98th Street on the Hudson River
Swim Exit: Riverside Park & 79th Street on the Hudson River
Run Course: Along 72nd Street from Henry Hudson Parkway to Central Park West
Race Finish: Dead Road in Central Park near the band shell off the 72nd Street Transverse
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