Triathlon will affect traffic in East Oahu
Motorists traveling through Waikiki and East Honolulu this weekend can expect some traffic delays from the running of the JAL Honolulu ITU Triathlon World Championships.
About 2,000 age-group competitors from more than 20 countries are expected for Sunday's race.
The event will have a staggered start, with the best competitors beginning the swim portion at 6 a.m. Organizers expect the last competitor to complete the entire course by 8:30 a.m.
The 1.5-mile swim portion is off Queen's Beach fronting the Waikiki Aquarium.
After the triathletes get out of the water, they will mount their bicycles at Kapiolani Park for the 40-kilometer down-and-back course to Hawaii Kai. Police will close Diamond Head Road from Kapiolani Park to Triangle Park and one lane of each direction on Kahala and Kealaolu avenues, Kalanianaole Highway, Lunalilo Home Road, Hawaii Kai Drive, Kilauea Avenue and Elepaio Street.
Police officers will stop traffic to allow the bicyclists to make the left turns of the course and the U-turn at the turnaround point.
The triathletes will dismount from their bicycles for the run portion around Kapiolani Park and along Kalakaua Avenue just past the Duke Kahanamoku statue.
Police will close Kalakaua from Kaiulani Avenue, Kapahulu Avenue makai of Lemon Road and Monsarrat Avenue between Kalakaua and Paki avenues.