Ironman http://wunc.org en Raleigh Hosts NC's First Ironman 70.3 On Sunday http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-hosts-ncs-first-ironman-703-sunday <p>Thousands of people are expected to line the streets of Raleigh on Sunday for the state's first-ever officially sanctioned Ironman 70.3. It's half the distance of the traditional Ironman. Heat may be a factor as more than 2,700 athletes begin the race with a 1.2 mile swim in Jordan Lake,&nbsp; hop on their bikes for a 56 mile ride through the trails of Chatham County and then finish out the race on foot with a half marathon.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:25:52 +0000 Catherine Brand 16376 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Hosts NC's First Ironman 70.3 On Sunday