15,000 crowd expected for Waterways Ireland triAthlone

15,000 spectators are expected at the Waterways Ireland triAthlone in the Midlands today.

Over 2,000 people have signed up for the event and the contestants will begin the triathlon this evening with a swim in the Shannon.

The challengers will also face a cycle through south County Roscommon and a run in Athlone town centre.

The event is running in tandem with Athlone Town Council’s Summerfest.

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