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Palisades Parkway to be shut down for Ironman triathlon
If you were planning to take the Palisades Interstate Parkway on Saturday, you might want to find another route.
That's because the southbound lanes of the scenic parkway will be closed most of the day -- from exit 18 in Bear Mountain State Park to the George Washington Bridge -- for the bicycling segment of the 2012 Ironman U.S. Championship.
The triathlon course will include a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson River; a 112-mile bike ride on the Palisades Parkway in Bergen and Rockland Counties; and a 26.2-mile run beginning in Fort Lee, New Jersey and finishing in Riverside Park in Manhattan.
More than 2,500 athletes from across the world are expected to participate in the championship, pumping an estimated $50 million into the tri-state area economy , according to event organizers.
For more information, visit the Ironman Championship Website.