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Triathlon Closing Some Roads Sunday

The National Park Service and the District will be closing off some streets in Washington and Montgomery County on Sunday morning and early afternoon for the biking and running parts of The Nation's Triathlon.

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Click on the image to see the route map. Here's the schedule:

-- 5 am - 1 pm: Rock Creek Parkway at Virginia Ave to Ohio Drive
-- 6 am - noon: Rock Creek Parkway from Connecticut Avenue/Calvert Street to Virginia Ave
-- 5 am - 1 pm: Independence Ave from 23rd to 14th streets
-- 5 am - 1 pm Ohio Drive to West Potomac Park
-- 5 am - 1 pm: Ohio Drive to East Potomac Park (Haines Point)
-- 6 am - 1 pm: East Basin Drive
-- 6 am - 1 pm: Maine Ave from I-395 ramp to Independence Ave split
-- 5 am - 1 pm: Constitution Ave from 17th to 15th streets
-- 5 am - 1 pm: 15th Street from Constitution Ave to Maine Ave
-- 6 am - 1 pm: 17th Street from Constitution Ave to Independence Ave
-- 6 am - 1 pm: Madison Drive from 7th to 14th streets
-- 5 am - 1 pm: Parkway Drive from Rock Creek Parkway to Lincoln Circle
-- 6 am - noon: Clara Barton Parkway from Glen Echo to Chain Bridge (Route 123)

Some of these will be rolling closures, with the roadways reopening after the participants have completed that section of the course.

In addition, Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 12th and 13th streets and 13th between Pennsylvania Avenue and E Street will be closed between 6 am and 1 pm to accommodate the finish line.

By Robert Thomson  |  September 14, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
Categories:  Advisories  
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I like how none of the lists mention K Street at 20th or M Street at Wisconsin, but yet, both of those were closed while I was trying to go to work Sunday morning (yes, those people who sell you the pants at the fancy stores in Georgetown have to get to the store from our cheap, far away apartments that aren't walking distance away in order to actually sell you stuff.)

Posted by: Arlington VA | September 14, 2008 9:03 PM | Report abuse

Don't worry, we'll be raising taxes on your dreaded customers and they won't be buying your fancy pants any more.

Posted by: progress | September 15, 2008 12:32 PM | Report abuse

MacArthur Blvd. and Canal Road were closed as well, and they aren't on the list either.

And a major gripe -- the cops weren't letting pedestrians or cyclists use the sidewalks on closded streets. Detouring is a lot harder when you're under your own power.

Posted by: Anonymous | September 15, 2008 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Sorry if this made your life difficult, but compared to the people who are taking or have taken chemo to fight Leukemia or Lymphoma, your day was a walk in the park. I myself raced in this race on a day where the heat index was 102 degrees. It was miserable and yet I still had a smile on my face when I crossed the finish! Not to mention the energy to run in 2 more of my fellow teammates who are cancer survivors. Kind of puts your day into prospective....

Posted by: Jen | September 16, 2008 2:29 PM | Report abuse

jen, suck it, you did nothing

Posted by: Anonymous | September 16, 2008 5:20 PM | Report abuse

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