World's largest Half-Ironman begins on Sunday morning

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Sunday marks the start of the fifth annual intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta competition, the largest Half-Ironman event in the world. The popular competition sold out in June. Here’s what you need to know about the event:

WHAT

Almost 3,500 participants will compete in the intermedix Ironman 70.3 Augusta. The event begins with a 1.2-mile swim in the Savannah River. Competitors then embark upon a 56-mile bike ride, which consists of a big loop into South Carolina and back to The Boathouse. Then, athletes will finish with a 13.1-mile run in downtown Augusta. Competitors will cross the finish line at the Augusta Common.

WHEN

7:30 this morning. The elite competitors will likely finish just after 11. Last year, champion Maxim Kriat, of the Ukraine, clocked in at 3 hours, 49 minutes and 14 seconds.

WHERE TO WATCH

• Spectators can find viewing spots along the Savannah River to cheer on the competitors for the swim.

• Fans can stake out a spot along Broad Street to watch entrants begin their bike ride into South Carolina before circling back to the transition area at The Boathouse.

• Spectators can find a spot near Augusta Common as triathletes finish the race. The first competitor is expected to cross the finish line on Broad Street between Eighth and Ninth streets about 11 a.m.

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raul
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raul 09/28/13 - 08:14 pm
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Parking

Mr. Gay, where to you recommend parking that would be fairly close to the finish line?

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 09/29/13 - 12:05 am
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Parking deck

Raul, your best bet will be the parking deck on Reynolds St

KSL
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KSL 09/29/13 - 02:53 am
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Good luck.

Good luck.

KSL
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KSL 09/29/13 - 02:57 am
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How come Counyman called it

How come Counyman called it Ironman when it is half Ironman?

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harley_52 09/29/13 - 06:30 am
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Proud To Say...

...my son-in-law is a participant in the 70.3 today. Just dropped him off near the starting line.

Good luck, dude....

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 09/29/13 - 08:52 am
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Good luck

Dude!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/29/13 - 09:26 am
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ARC's 1/4 Pound IronMan is the largest in the universe. LOL
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ARC's 1/4 Pound IronMan is the largest in the universe. LOL

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/29/13 - 09:27 am
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countyman has taken a page from the Mein Fuerer.
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countyman has taken a page from the Mein Fuehrer.

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LillyfromtheMills 09/29/13 - 05:36 pm
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Harley

Please let us know tomorrow on R/R how Dude did. I was a runner - can't imagine doing all three!

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