Nation's Triathlon Shutting Down District Streets

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    On Sunday, thousands of athletes will take to D.C.'s streets to compete in the Nation's Triathlon.

    Technically, it's not a triathlon anymore - organizers canceled the swim portion after the week's tropical weather made swimming conditions dangerous.

    But the remaining bike and run segments will still go on, which will force road closures around the capital.

    Those street closings start Saturday evening, when Ohio Drive from Inlet Bridge to Independence Avenue will be shut down until 8 p.m. Sunday.

    The rest of the road closures will start Sunday morning at 6 a.m.  Roadways at the top of the list will begin to open back up at 11:30 p.m. after racers clear.  By 2:00 p.m. Sunday, all participants must be off the course, and all of these roads will reopen.

    Whitehurst Freeway    
    Clara Barton Parkway to Caderock
    Canal Road - M Street to Clara Barton    
    Potomac River Fwy southbound
    Potomac River Fwy northbound
    Parkway Drive
    27th between K and Virginia Ave
    Rock Creek Parkway Independence to Calvert Street
    Memorial Bridge
    23rd between Memorial Circle and Independence Avenue
    15th Independence to Constitution Ave
    Independence Ave RCP to 15th St
    Maine Ave 15th to Ohio Dr
    Ohio Dr around Haines Pt to Inlet Bridge

    Across the river in Virginia, September 11 memorial events at the Pentagon will affect traffic as well.  For a list of road closures there, click here.