Video: Nearly 3,000 Athletes Competed in Inaugural Ironman 70.3 in Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Thousands of athletes stormed the streets, bay, and boardwalk to compete in the inaugural Ironman 70.3 on Sunday. Nearly 3,000 athletes from all over the world competed in the triathlon, which spanned almost the entirety of Atlantic City. The race began with competitors jumping into the water to swim 1.2 miles in Atlantic City's back bays. Then the race may have caused some traffic headaches for some, as roads throughout Atlantic County were used for the 56-mile biking portion of the race. And finally, the athletes finished it all off with a 13.1-mile run on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The winner of the men's competition was 28-year-old Brian Duffy from West Chester with a time of 3:53:44, Pennsylvania, and 28-year-old Lucy Stapleton of New York City won the women's competition with a time of 4:35:40.