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Competitors, grouped by age, line up on the barge before the start of the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Athletes compete in NYC Triathlon

New York City Triathlon athletes jumped into the Hudson River for a 1,500-meter swim, biked up and down the West Side Highway for 24.8 miles and then ran a hilly 6.2-mile circle around Central Park before crossing the finish line. (July 8, 2012)

This competitor navigates the Central Park course after
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This competitor navigates the Central Park course after completing the swimming and bike portions of the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

One competitor still has a smile after completing
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One competitor still has a smile after completing the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Amy Bevilacqua, of Wilton, Conn., wins the women's
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Amy Bevilacqua, of Wilton, Conn., wins the women's pro section of the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon in a time of 2:00:04. (July 8, 2012)

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Jordan Jones, of Golden, Colo., wins the men's
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Jordan Jones, of Golden, Colo., wins the men's pro section of the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon in a time of 1:45:04. (July 8, 2012)

The family reunion area at the Aquaphor New
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The family reunion area at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Families reunite after the Aquaphor New York City
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Families reunite after the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Hundreds of competitors in the Aquaphor New York
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Hundreds of competitors in the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon make their way to the start barge at 99th Street. (July 8, 2012)

Competitors, grouped by age, line up on the
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Competitors, grouped by age, line up on the barge before the start of the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

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Triathlon competitors swim to 79th Street where their
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Triathlon competitors swim to 79th Street where their bikes await them for the second of three legs in the race. (July 8, 2012)

Triathlon competitors jump off the start barge at
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Triathlon competitors jump off the start barge at 99th Street and swim to 79th Street. According to event's website, 15 athletes entered the water every 20 seconds. (July 8, 2012)

David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh prepares for the
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David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh prepares for the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Competitors descend the plank to await their turn
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Competitors descend the plank to await their turn on the start barge at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Competitors swim south toward 79th Street while surrounded
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Competitors swim south toward 79th Street while surrounded by tall buildings. (July 8, 2012)

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A quick shower before the swim at the
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A quick shower before the swim at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh finished the New
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David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh finished the New York City Triathlon at 3 hours, 23 minutes and 47 seconds. (July 8, 2012)

David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh leaps off the
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David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh leaps off the starting barge at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh leaps off the
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David Kruysman, 43, of Wantagh leaps off the starting barge at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. Kruysman, a firefighter, was born with part of his left leg missing. (July 8, 2012)

Competitors make their way down the plank and
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Competitors make their way down the plank and onto the starting barge at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

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Competitors make their way down the plank and
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Competitors make their way down the plank and onto the starting barge at the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Amy Bevilacqua, 39, of Wilton, Conn., won the
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Amy Bevilacqua, 39, of Wilton, Conn., won the women's race event with a time of 2:00:04. (July 8, 2012)

First place winner in the men's category of
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First place winner in the men's category of the footrace event in the New York City Triathlon was Jordan Jones, 31, of Golden, Colo. His time was 1:45:04. (July 8, 2012)

Like seals diving off rocks, competitors in the
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Like seals diving off rocks, competitors in the swim event of the New York Triathlon dive into the Hudson River. (July 8, 2012)

One of the competitors in the New York
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One of the competitors in the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

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One of the New York City Triathlon competitors
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One of the New York City Triathlon competitors during the bike event. (July 8, 2012)

Competitors during the cycling event of the New
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Competitors during the cycling event of the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

One competitor during the bike event of the
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One competitor during the bike event of the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Competitors during the bike event of the New
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Competitors during the bike event of the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

A competitor at 79th Street in Manhattan changes
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A competitor at 79th Street in Manhattan changes from swimming gear to prepare for the cycling event of the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

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Spectators cheer competitors during the cycling event of
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Spectators cheer competitors during the cycling event of the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

One competitor was still having fun at the
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One competitor was still having fun at the start of the final leg after completing the swimming and bike events of the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

Vincent Deramo, 18 months, looks for his father
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Vincent Deramo, 18 months, looks for his father among the competitors during the swim event of the New York City Triathlon. (July 8, 2012)

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