NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — 4 thousand athletes from around the globe are pushing their our bodies to the restrict Sunday on the 2017 New York Metropolis Triathlon.
CBS2’s Ali Bauman was at Riverside Park on the Higher West Aspect the place the primary leg of the race kicked off at 5:50 a.m. From there, 15 athletes jumped into the Hudson River each 20 seconds to start out their one mile swim downtown.
The tremendous-athletes then took to the Henry Hudson Parkway for a 25 mile bike experience, which arrange the third and last stage of the occasion — a six mile run by way of Central Park.
Individuals in Sunday’s race ranged from 18 to eighty-years previous and represented forty five states and forty totally different nations.
Many have been partaking within the race for almost all of its 17-yr run.
“It’s a fantastic race, a whole lot of enjoyable and type of retains me younger,” sixty seven-yr-previous Terry Ehrlich stated.
Whereas others say this yr’s occasion was their first time.
“Simply, completed for positive. I’ve all my teammates right here,” Ariana Castelluccio stated. “I’m simply actually excited to race within the metropolis. It’s a ravishing day.”
Castelluccio says she stored a rigorous schedule to prepare for the large day, taking solely in the future off every week to get well from six days of coaching.
In fact all of the enjoyable brings street closures all through the town for drivers till 2 p.m. Sunday, together with:
- Henry Hudson Parkway from 57th Road to the Mosholu Parkway Exit within the Bronx
- 72nd Road between Riverside Drive and Central Park West
- West 79th Road between Riverside Drive by the West Aspect Freeway
- Central Park West Drive By Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
- Central Park East Drive by Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard
- Terrace Drive Between East Drive and West Drive
The race ends round midday in Central Park.