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Ironman triathlon route to affect traffic Sunday

The swimming portion of the Ironman happens first and is closed by 10 a.m. (Source: Ironman.com) The swimming portion of the Ironman happens first and is closed by 10 a.m. (Source: Ironman.com)
A 112-mile bike course stretching into Oldham County follows swimming. (Source: Ironman) A 112-mile bike course stretching into Oldham County follows swimming. (Source: Ironman)
The last leg of Ironman is a marathon. The Louisville course runs south to Iroquois Park and finishes at Fourth Street Live! (Source: Ironman) The last leg of Ironman is a marathon. The Louisville course runs south to Iroquois Park and finishes at Fourth Street Live! (Source: Ironman)
 LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The 2014 Ironman competition returns to Louisville this weekend, bringing with it 2,500 participants and hundreds of spectators.

To accommodate the race route, street closures will be in effect. Drivers are encouraged to use extreme caution and patience Sunday as competitors take over many heavily traveled roadways. Plan extra time if you need to travel through any of the cycling or running routes and be ready for alternate routes as some roads will be closed for periods of time.

After completing a 2.4 mile swim, athletes will start the 112 mile cycling portion of the triathlon downtown on River Road headed east picking up U.S. Hwy 42 into Oldham County utilizing Hwy 1694, Hwy 393 and Hwy 146 before returning along U.S. 42 back to downtown.

Traffic will also be affected in a major way as athletes take to the running course, using 3rd and 4th Streets from downtown south to the Iroquois Park area and back to finish at Fourth Street Live!

Professional athletes are expected to complete the race starting around 3 p.m. The bike course will close at 6:20 p.m. The running course will remain open until midnight, 17 hours after the start of the swim course.

For a complete list of street closures and route information, click here or visit ironman.com.

The Louisville Metro Police Department Event Hotline will also be staffed to provide traffic and parking information. Call (502) 689-1440 with questions on race day.

Copyright 2014 WAVE 3 News. All rights reserved.

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