Another Ironman competition in the Madison area is on the books. The event took place yesterday.
The race consists of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and just over 26 miles of running.
The winner was 31 year old Daniel Bretscher of Iowa. His time...8 hrs, 31 minutes and 20 seconds.
New Zealand's Britta Martin was the female champion, with a time of 9.5 and 8 seconds.
The City of Madison is once again hosting the prestigious Ironman Wisconsin competition - the triathlon takes place on Sunday, September 7th, starting with the swimming portion of the competition at 7:00 a.m. in Lake Monona.
Thousands are expected to attend as race participants and spectators - in addition to the large crowds, many campus and downtown streets will be closed on Sunday to accommodate the biking and running portion of the race. A complete list of street closings in Madison can be found here. On campus and adjacent to campus, street closings on Sunday include:
Spring St. (from Mills St. to Randall St.) - 11am to 1am
W. Dayton St. (from Wisconsin Ave. to State St.) - 11:30am to midnight
Randall St. (from Regent St. to Monroe St.) - noon to midnight
Monroe St. (from Regent St. to Randall St.) - noon to midnight
Breese Terrace eastbound (from Regent St. to University Ave.) - noon to midnight
Walnut Street - noon to midnight
Observatory Dr. (from Babcock Dr. to N. Park St.) - noon to midnight
N. Park St. (from Lakeshore Path to State St.) - noon to midnight
State St. (from Gilman St. to Lake St.) - noon to midnight
Langdon St. (from Henry St. to Park St.) - noon to midnight
Please be sure to plan ahead and give yourself plenty of time for travel in and around the campus and downtown area on Sunday. There will be delays.
For tips about being a spectators for Ironman Wisconsin, shuttle services, etc., view the Ironman Spectator Guide here.
Good luck to all participants - and thanks in advance for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe this weekend.