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Ironman 70.3 to start and end in Jamesville Sunday

— Back in Syracuse for the second year, Ironman 70.3 will take place Sunday, Sept. 18. Though the route has changed, the event will again start and end at Jamesville Beach Park.

In addition to the 1.2-mile swim at Jamesville Beach Park and 56-mile bike along the rolling hills of Syracuse and Highland Forest Park, the triathlon will feature a new 13.1-mile scenic run course through the sites of Jamesville with a finish celebration at Jamesville Beach Park. The event begins at 7 a.m.

"Deputy Sheriffs and DeWitt Police will be manning traffic posts to help ensure the safety of the competitors and facilitate traffic flow," said DeWitt Police Chief Eugene Conway.

The 2011 Ironman 70.3 Syracuse offers a professional prize purse of $50,000 and 40 age-group qualifying slots for the 2012 Ironman World Championship 70.3 at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nev. Individual registration is $275 and can be done at online.

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