Athletes across North America are looking forward to the return of racing, and in some of the southern US states we’ve seen a number of Challenge and Ironman events take place. Those looking to compete at an event in the northeast might want to check out the New York City Triathlon, considered one of America’s “premier urban triathlons.” Those interested in competing, though, are running out of time to enter their names to the event lottery – it closes at 11:59 pm on April 28.
The iconic standard-distance race in one of the world’s largest cities features a 1.5 km swim in the Hudson River, a 40 km bike along the Westside Highway, along with and a 10 km run in Central Park, which is where the race finishes.
The event will go ahead pending health guidelines and final approval from the City of New York.
Athletes registered for last year’s race had first access to the event scheduled for July 11. That was followed by a lottery which runs for 14 days to fill up the remaining spots – winners will be announced on May 5.
You can find out more about the event and the lottery here.
The race returns after a couple years of cancellations – in 2019 a heat wave forced officials to call the race off, then last year the in-person race was cancelled, with a virtual race offered for those desperate to compete. The race has often included a large Canadian component, with Canadian pros Jackson Laundry and Kristen Marchant both finishing on the podium at the event in 2017.