Updated 07/08/2012 03:09 PM
Annual NYC Triathlon Puts Athletes To The Test
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Athletes from the city and around the world pushed themselves to the limit Sunday at the 12th annual Aquaphor New York City Triathlon.
More than 3,000 athletes representing 44 states and 10 countries participated.
The race started with a swim in the Hudson River from about 100th Street to 80th Street, continued with a 40k bike ride along with West Side Highway, and finished with a 10k run in Central Park.
"This is a really fun day for me. I got into the tri through the lottery so I just said what the heck I'm going to do it. Yesterday was my birthday and I consider this my birthday party. This was my first Olympic distance tri. It was a heck of a lot of fun," said Participant Mary Harvey.
"The hardest part was the swim for me just because I'm not a swimmer but you kind of float down the stream so it's not too bad," said Participant Chelsa Skees.
"It was great, it was a lot of fun. The weather is beautiful," said Participant Chelsa Skees.
Jordan Jones, 31, of Colorado won the triathlon with a time of 1:45:04.
Amy Bevilacqua, 39, of Connecticut took the women's division with a time of two hours and four seconds.