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New Orleans A Big Draw For Triathletes

Among its 2,500 competitors, the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans on Sunday will showcase many of the world’s best.

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Among its 2,500 competitors, the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans on Sunday will showcase many of the world’s best.

Tourists come to New Orleans and take the tour of the city by bus, taxi or even horse-drawn carriage.

Triathletes come to the Crescent City and take the tour to a new level by swimming, biking and running.

“It’s a pretty cool challenge, and I made some good friends there — and it made the trip to New Orleans that much more special,” said Terenzo Bozzone, one of the top triathletes in the world. “I love the run through the (City) Park and then finishing up in the Quarter. That’s not a bad spot to celebrate if I win.”

The Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans on Sunday will showcase many of the world’s best like Bozzone, who is from New Zealand and was the 2008 world champion.

The race starts at University of New Orleans with a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, followed by a 56-mile bike, and a 13.1-mile run finishing on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.

Read More: nola.com