Cambridge gears up for Ironman triathlon
Thousands are planning to participate in the Ironman race in Cambridge this weekend.
About 2,500 people are making their way to the city of Cambridge for the 21st Ironman 70.3 Eagleman race, a triathlon that involves running, biking, and swimming.
It's a race that's big for the local economy because restaurants fill up, even hotels, some even camp out locally.
The city says it's gotten even bigger over the years thanks to community members helping out.
"It's definitely grown, I think it's stature in the community has grown and I think it's due to the community involvement. We have a lot of volunteers that participate and so everyone is just out there cheering on the athletes and trying to help the spectators," explains Downtown Cambridge Director Katie Clendaniel.
The race starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday and racers will start with a swim in the Choptank River followed by a 56-mile bike ride through Dorchester County and they'll finish with a 13.1-mile run.