Athletes from around the Riverbend and beyond are converging on Wood River for the 28th annual Wood River Triathlon. Starting at 7am, contestants will swim, bike, and run a course that runs through a residential section of town, beginning at the Wood River Aquatic Center. The course is a 2-mile loop through town.
Wood River Park & Recreation Superintendent Jason Woody says the weather forecast looks much better than last year.
The course will consist of 450 meters in the Olympic-sized pool, followed by 12 miles on bicycle and 4 miles of running. From the Aquatic Center, contesants head south on Whitelaw, east on Acton, north on 5th Street, west on Eaton, north on 2nd Street and east on Carringer, before ending up at the Roundhouse at Central Park.