RACINE, Wisconsin (WXOW) – Athletes in Racine braved Sunday's hot temperatures to compete in a Triathlon.
Spectators who turned out to watch said they were relieved the bicycling, running and swimming was taking place during the weekend, with a heat advisory expected to go into effect Monday.
But they added the athletes they came out to support were preparing for the scorching temperatures by drinking lots of water.
Some athletes even carried salt tablets with them during Sunday's bike ride to help their bodies retain water.
Mari Danzer, who helped train a friend for the race, said it can often be tough drinking the necessary amount of fluids during all the bicycling, swimming and running.
"It's tough to take in hydration because you just want to keep going and you don't want it to slow you down," Danzer said.
"Sometimes your stomach gets sloshy taking in hydration. But you just have to tell yourself you need it," she added.
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