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NYC Triathlon Kicks Off On Hottest Day Of The Year

July 01, 2018 - 10:58 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The city isn’t cooling down anytime soon.

In fact, Sunday will be the hottest day yet. Temperatures are soaring to 98 degrees today with the humidity levels bringing RealFeel readings anywhere between 105 to 110 degrees.

While the city’s Office of Emergency Management recommends staying indoors as much as possible or heading over to a cooling center. Those planning on competing in the New York City Triathlon will have no choice but to face the heat.

Nearly 5,000 athletes will be swimming through the Hudson River and then cycling and running down W. 72nd Street to Central Park.

The pro division already began their race at around 6:00 a.m. but more competitions will be taking place throughout the day. Including the first-ever Life Time Tri New York City Championship, which will feature 250 able-bodies and paratriathletes who qualified in a series of eight other triathlons.

For anyone planning to watch the race, it’s recommended that they drink plenty of fluids and remain in shady areas. Be sure to also use sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher.

An excessive heat warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Monday and public pools will have extended hours until 8 p.m. for the duration of the heat wave.

For a full list of public pools and cooling centers, visit nyc.gov/oem.

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