Section of Savannah River will close for Ironman competition

Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 3:31 PM
Last updated Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 9:54 PM
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The Savannah River will be closed from the Jessye B. Norman Amphitheater to down river past the Augusta Rowing Club Boathouse from 6 a.m. to noon for the Ironman competition.

Billed as the second-largest Ironman event in the world, ESi Ironman 70.3 Augusta will begin at 6:57 with the national anthem at the Fifth Street Marina. At 7:30, the event will start with the first wave of 3,400 competitors beginning the 1.2-mile swim in the Savannah River.

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