Crew of disabled athletes tackles triathlon this weekend

Team members with SPARC racing pose for a photo Saturday, June 23 near Ross's Landing. The team features handicapped racers who will be competing in today's Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon.


Beginning at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the following closures will occur for the triathlon:› Riverfront Parkway will be closed to all traffic from Molly Lane to Aquarium Way and closed to through traffic from West M.L. King to Molly Lane.› The southbound off-ramp from Veterans Bridge to Riverfront Parkway also will be closed.› The center lanes of Riverfront Parkway, Riverside Drive, and Amnicola Highway will remain blocked off to traffic during the race from Aquarium Way to just past the entrance to Chattanooga State Community College.› Chattanooga Police Department will be at all major intersections to help direct traffic. Drivers in the outside lanes are asked to only cross the center lanes at the signals where officers are directing traffic.› Roads will reopen at 3 p.m.