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Ironman 70.3 Triathlon to close some roads in Waikoloa-Kohala area Saturday (June 5)

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Warning motorist to use caution in the Waikoloa, Kawaihae, and Kohala area tomorrow.

Warning motorist to use caution in the Waikoloa, Kawaihae, and Kohala area tomorrow, June 5, 2010, during the ROHTO IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii Triathlon.

The following road closures will be in effect:

Mauna Lani Drive from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway, between Mauna Lani Drive and Kawaihae Road, from 7:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Akoni Pule Highway, between Kawaihae Road and Hawi, from 8:00 am to noon.

Thank you for your cooperation and please drive safely.

The Race Course for triathletes

Swim 1.2 Miles – 7 a.m. Hapuna Beach State Park:

  • The swim is an elongated rectangle that parallels the shoreline, in a clockwise direction. All buoys will be right hand turns except for the last one.
  • At the final buoy turn LEFT towards the shore and swim finish.
  • Upon exiting the swim, athletes must run across the timing mats, and then will travel through the south-end showers at Hapuna Beach, up the access road to the first transition area in the parking lot.

Bike 56-Miles:

  • When exiting the transition area in the Hapuna Beach parking lot, do not get on your bike until the designated MOUNT area.
  • Exit the parking lot by riding towards the mountains, turn left on the access road then immediately right towards Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19)
  • Turn right (south) on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) and ride about 4.3 miles to Mauna Lani Drive.
  • Turn around only where indicated by course officials, head north on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19) about 6 miles to the Kawaihae junction.
  • Turn left at the junction, towards Kawaihae Harbor, for about 1 mile.
  • Turn right (north) onto Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270) to Hawi.
  • The bike turnaround is near Hawi, at the Upolu Airport Road sign.
  • Return by the same route. Head south on Akoni Pule Highway (Hwy 270).
  • Turn left at Kawaihae Harbor.
  • Turn right (south) onto Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway (Hwy 19).
  • Pass Hapuna Beach State Park, continue to Mauna Lani Drive.
  • Turn right on Mauna Lani Drive.
  • Heads towards the ocean, staying on Mauna Lani Drive, enter the “round about” intersection and immediately exit to the right down to the second transition area in the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
  • There will be five aid stations on the bikes course, ranging from 8 to 12 miles apart. There will be timing check points at the turnarounds.
  • Follow directions by course officials. Do not ride past the DISMOUNT area.

Run 13.1-Miles

  • The scenic but challenging run course will travel throughout the resort grounds, around residential areas and the golf courses, along the shoreline by The Fairmont Orchid Hotel, past Petroglyph fields, and ancient fishponds.
  • The run will be entirely within the resort grounds and will cover paved roads, cart paths and grass on several out-and-back segments.
  • The run course will be hot, sunny, and over rolling hills and will be well marked and monitored by course guides.
  • The run will finish at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
  • There will be 12 full aid stations and 1 water-only aid station plus several timing checkpoints.

More info: www.ironman703hawaii.com/

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