Ironman race closes roads in downtown Raleigh Sunday
Posted June 4, 2016
Updated June 5, 2016
Raleigh, N.C. — More than 2,200 athletes began swimming, biking and running through parts of Chatham and Wake counties Sunday morning when the Ironman race returned to the Oak City.
Participants begin the intense race with a 1.2-mile swim at Jordan Lake then embark on a 56-mile bike course that will bring them through Chatham County and eventually to downtown Raleigh.
After arriving in downtown, participants start a 13.1-mile half-marathon on a double-loop course that begins on Hillsborough Street toward North Carolina State University and eventually ends at City Plaza on Fayetteville Street.
Many roads in the downtown area will be closed until the race ends at 5 p.m.