L.A. Triathlon to Begin in Venice

Streets will be closed as athletes swim, bike and run from Venice to downtown L.A.

Thousands of participants will begin the first leg of the Los Angeles Triathlon in Venice Beach.

About 3,000 athletes will set off from Venice Beach at 7:15 a.m. on Sept. 30, swimming an L-shaped course off the coast. They will then set off on the bike course east on Venice Boulevard and travel for seven miles to Fairfax Avenue, going up to Olympic Boulevard, through Koreatown and eventually ending up at Nokia Plaza downtown.

Athletes choose between four course options: Olympic distance triathlon (swim 0.9 miles; cycle 24 miles; run 6.2 miles), a sprint-distance (swim 0.4 miles; cycle 14.1 miles; run 3.1 miles), a bike-only segment (24 mile) or a three-person relay team (sprint and Olympic swim, bike and run legs).

As a result of the race, Venice Boulevard will be closed to motorists from about 7 -10 a.m., and will start reopening in sections afterward. Vehicles will not be allowed to cross Venice Boulevard during that time. 





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