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10:25 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Raleigh Hosts NC's First Ironman 70.3 On Sunday

An Ironman 70.3 Triathlon event held earlier this year in Melbourne.
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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,  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.

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