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Thousands of athletes compete in Aquaphor NYC Triathlon

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Over 3,000 athletes swam, biked and ran Sunday morning in the 12th Annual Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. 

The athletes took the plunge into the Hudson River along Manhattan's West Side in Riverside Park (at West 99th Street) with the pros diving into the water at 5:50 a.m.

Participants swam 1.5 kilometers in the Hudson, biked 40 kilometers (24.85 miles) on the Henry Hudson Parkway, and ran 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in Central Park.  

This is the only Olympic-distance triathlon in the city. 

The triathletes were represented from 44 states and 10 countries and this year, there was $31,000 in prize money. 

Jordan Jones, 31, of Golden, CO, with a time of 1:45:04, and Amy Bevilacqua, 39, of Wilton, CT with a time of 2:00:04, were the winning pro triathletes 

This is the first year Aquaphor was the title sponsor of the New York City Triathlon.

Complete coverage of the triathlon will be televised on Fox 5 on Saturday, July 21st at 2:00 p.m.

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