Possible diverted traffic during running leg of Ironman 70.3 race
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Many athletes gathered at the starting line this morning to claim Ironman status. Lubbock’s annual triathlon is the longest-running Ironman 70.3 race is Texas.
It started at 6:30 a.m. today with a 1.2-mile swim across Dunbar Historical Lake. The athletes then embarked on a 56-mile bike ride, heading east on 19th Street to a halfway point before turning around and riding back to the city. At Dunbar Historical Lake, the racers will transition into the 13.1-mile run through the downtown Lubbock area.
The majority of racers are predicted to begin the running leg of the race at 3 p.m. However, some racers have already started, according to the City of Lubbock’s website. Road closures are expected.
Below is a rundown of the major areas the runners will occupy:
- The runners will travel along Canyon Lake Drive before passing through Mackenzie Park
- Following Cesar E Chavez Drive, the runners will exit onto Buddy Holly Avenue
- From Buddy Holly Avenue, the runners will transition onto Texas Avenue heading west toward Avenue K/Avenue L
- The runners will head north along Avenue K/Avenue L until they reach Mac Davis Lane, where they will cross the street, heading west
- Once reaching Avenue Q, the runners will head south to Glenna Goodacre Boulevard
- The runners will take Glenna Goodacre Boulevard until they reach Texas Tech campus where the finish line is located
A live map of road closures and the status of the events can be found here.
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