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New York City Triathletes Battled Both the Weather and Each Other Today

ROTH, GERMANY - JULY 08:  Athletes compete during the Challenge Roth Triathlon on July 8, 2012 in Roth, Germany.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for Challenge Roth)

Despite temperatures in the mid-90s, over 3,000 very dedicated crazy people competed in the New York City Triathlon, which requires participants to jump into the Hudson River at 5:50 a.m. for a 1,500-meter swim, followed by a 40-kilometer bike ride up the West Side Highway, followed by a 10-kilometer run in Central Park. Joanna Chitko, who placed fourth among the women, shared her tips for success with DNAinfo: "It's all about getting the right balance between electrolytes and salt." This is also true of the trip we just made to the bodega. 

Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/2012 Getty Images