Cambridge prepares for upcoming IRONMAN Maryland triathlon

CAMBRIDGE, Md. – The city of Cambridge is less than 48 hours away from one of the biggest triathlons. On Saturday, thousands of people from across the world will be making their way to the city. They’ll swim 2.4 miles in the Choptank river, take an 112 mile bike ride through Dorchester County, and then finish their day off with a 26.2 mile run. City officials tell 47 ABC the annual race is a huge economic driver for the area and puts the eastern shore on the map.

“People who come here for the first time realize how wonderful Cambridge is. We’ve got great weather, and we have good people who are welcoming to all the athletes. Economically, socially, morally, it’s good to see people recognizing the good in Cambridge,” said Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley.

In celebration of the triathlon kicking off on Saturday, members of the IRONMAN foundation will be handing out bikes to Dorchester county public schools tomorrow fom 11:30 to noon at long wharf park.

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