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IRONMAN Louisville race happening Sunday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's a big morning for thousands of athletes, ready to participate in Sunday's IRONMAN Louisville competition.

Around 3,000 athletes are expected to participate in this year's race.

The course will take competitors on a two-mile swim in the Ohio River, a 112-mile bike ride along River Road to US 42 and then through Oldham and Henry Counties.

The course then continues with a full-marathon run from downtown Louisville to Iroquois Park twice. The race will conclude at 4th Street Live!

This is the 10th year Louisville is playing host to the race and it's making a big impact. 

"It's a just under $7 million economic impact and that's people staying in hotel rooms and spending money in our restaurants bars and attractions," said Karl Schmitt, with the Louisville Sports Commission.

This is going to be a true test of endurance for the athletes and a test of patience for thousands of drivers, too. Road closures started at 5 a.m. Sunday.

The race is scheduled to start at 7:30 a.m.

For a list of road closures, click here. For a spectator guide if you want to cheer on the triathletes, click here.

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