Sunday’s New York City Triathlon, which starts in the Hudson River and winds through the neighborhood, has been cancelled due to expectations for dangerously high heat this weekend. Temperatures are set to reach the high 90s on both Saturday and Sunday.
“After exhausting all options to mitigate athlete, volunteer, spectator and staff exposure alike, we are unable to provide either a safe event experience or an alternate race weekend,” the race organizers wrote on their website. The triathlon involves a 1,500-meter swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run. People have died during the race before.