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Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon

From the website:
Triathletes from around the globe will descend on San Francisco for one chance to attempt the impossible – ESCAPE from Alcatraz. The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon attracts World Champions, Olympic Medalists and the best amateur triathletes from 50 states and over 40 countries. They will put their endurance to the ultimate test as they take on San Francisco's legendary Bay, steep hills, and rugged terrain. Consistently ranked as a favorite event among Triathletes, this event draws thousands each summer to find out who has what it takes to ESCAPE!
Since the first race in 1981, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon has enticed top professional and amateur triathletes to attempt the impossible – ESCAPE from Alcatraz Island. The mystique of Alcatraz Island is part of the attraction that draws more than 2,000 triathletes to San Francisco year after year.

Location:
San Francisco Belle

San Francisco, CA 94111 USA

Event Website: http://www.escapealcatraztri.com/

Event Age: This event started in 1981

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The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon begins with a plunge from the San Francisco Belle into the icy cold water adjacent to Alcatraz Island. Participants are unloaded from the boat in less than 8 minutes. It is quite a rush when you take the leap from the ferry for the 1.5 mile swim. Triathletes will face strong currents and 55 degree water temperatures. Wetsuits and hoods are recommended. The swim finish is at the Marina Green Beach adjacent to and west of the St. Francis Yacht Club.
The race continues with an 18 mile bike ride out the Great Highway, through the Golden Gate Park, and concludes with an 8 mile run through the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The finish is at The Marina Green.

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Intermediate (Olympic) relay Triathlon 1500 meter swim, 40km bike, 10k run
Intermediate (Olympic) Triathlon 1500 meter swim, 40km bike, 10k run

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