The Border Wars half-triathlon is coming back to Alton.  The Alton City Council Committee of the Whole has approved closing the outside lanes of northbound U.S. 67 across the Clark Bridge and eastbound Illinois Route 143 from the Clark Bridge to Discovery Parkway on October 4.  

Alton Park & Recreation Executive Director Michael Haynes tells The Big Z this is the second year in a row the event will wrap up in Alton.

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The event starts in St. Charles County with a 1.2 mile swim off the Mississippi River, a 56 mile bike course throughout Missouri and crossing the Lewis & Clark bridge into Illinois, and finishing with a 13.1 mile run along the elevated bike path that tops the levee.  The finish line will be at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater.


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