Ironman Triathlon Won't Return to NY, NJ in 2013

The World Triathlon Corporation said a combination of factors including transportation and spectator access led to their decision to cancel next year's event

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    Participants in the first Ironman U.S. Championship in New York and New Jersey swim in the Hudson River.

    Organizers of the Ironman U.S. Championship say the triathlon won't return to the New York area next year.

    The event was held last month in New York and New Jersey for the first time. The competition was in jeopardy until the last minute due to a sewage leak upriver in Westchester County.

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    A 43-year-old entrant died during the 2.4-mile swim portion of the race.

    On Friday the World Triathlon Corporation said a combination of factors including transportation and spectator access led to their decision to cancel next year's event.

    The race began with a swim originating on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, continued with a 150-mile bike ride on the Palisades Parkway and concluded with a marathon run that finished in New York's Riverside Park.

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