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With strong influences from France, Africa and the Caribbean Islands, New Orleans bursts at the seams with a variety of food, culture, and architecture to explore. Take in live jazz, zydeco, or blues at the Spotted Cat, House of Blues and Preservation Hall. Hit the French Quarter to sample some jambalaya, and people-watch your way around this mainstay of the race circuit. Finally, there is a tour option for everyone, whether you’re a history buff or paranormal thrill-seeker, guided excursions offer visitors of all interests a chance to learn about the city’s intriguing past.

 

In 2012, the 1.2-mile swim was moved to South Shore Harbor, where it follows a unique N-pattern through protected waters.

 

The 56-mile out-and-back bike course takes competitors out of town and through the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, and back into town. The course is flat, and has a tendency to be windy.

The 13.1-mile run begins along the lakeshore, and then dips into town where it traverses Bayou St. John waterway. Athletes then run through City Park’s Botanical Gardens, to finish in Louis Armstrong Park.

There are 40 qualifying slots for the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada.

Precision Bikes wishes all athletes safe travels and Godspeed on the race!

Anne Sagrera racking up New Orleans 5150, solid race! Congrats!!!

Big props for all who raced today, windy day but the swim did happen. 
Lot of people to congratulate but first off was Johnathan Lejune- way fast day with top 10 overall and 1st in his age group with a time of 4:02, and a run split of 1:09, 5:18 a mile. 
Also Mike Kinler with a 4th place age group finish of 4:32. Sean McArdle 6th age group with a time of 4:35, Brach Myers, Marcus Macip and Michael Delahoussaye all had a good day. 
Also our friends from Austin, Team Marsh which consist of Brandon  with a 4th overall Pro and his wife Amy with a 2nd overall Pro women. 
I know I have missed some but be sure and check out results @ ironman.com.

PRECISION BIKES
wishes all participants at the MS 150 Houston-Austin, TX
and at the New Orleans 70.3 Ironman
Safe travels and Godspeed on your race!




Frank and Peggy have that entertaining thing down, Chris had a great time and thought the food was out of this world,one of Frank’s family secret recipes and he will not give it up. Thanks for having us over.


Frank and Peggy have that entertaining thing down, Chris had a great time and thought the food was out of this world,one of Frank’s family secret recipes and he will not give it up. Thanks for having us over.

Over the weekend I made my third trip to the New Orleans 70.3. The event is such a great one that I’ve come back each year to do it again. How come? Well, I love to go fast—and the flat and furious race course provides just the opportunity. I’m also a fan of Southern Hospitality, Cajun cooking, racing in the heat, and great post-race parties. Plus, the finish in the famous Jackson Square is unparalleled.

Chris and I arrived in New Orleans on Friday. The race organizers did a great job treating the professionals right and provided us with accommodation near the Mississippi River (thanks, Ochsner!). This was a great opportunity to catch up with the competition, share some meals, squeeze in some last bits of training, and get ready for the day. With the new points system and a large prize purse on the line, Sunday’s race was going to be a stacked one. At the pro meeting on Saturday they mentioned the possibility of the race being a duathlon due to the windy conditions.

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