On Sunday, March 3, the world's top triathletes will compete in the 2013 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco.
The race consists of a 1.5 mile swim from the California Hornblower just off Alcatraz Island to shore, an 18-mile bike ride through the cities park lands, and an eight-mile run that includes the sand ladder at Baker Beach.
Professional triathlete Andy Potts won his fifth title in the men's division last year while Leanda Cave claimed her fourth crown in women's division.
Potts, 36, was an All-American swimmer at Michigan and competed in the triathlon at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He'll be on hand watching tomorrow's race.
Cave, the 2012 Ironman and Half-Ironman world champion, competes internationally for Great Britain and Wales. The 34-year-old was diagnosed with skin caner last month, but is still the favorite to repeat.
Over 20,000 spectators are expected.
National Park Service ranger Eric Knackmuhs, a former Alcatraz employee, will not compete this year citing "work obligations."
For race information visit www.escapefromalcatraztriathlon.com
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