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Madison welcomes IRONMAN athletes

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison welcomed some of the nation's toughest athletes, IRONMAN participants.

There was a welcome banquet Friday at Monona Terrace.

It was a chance for the athletes to meet each other and exchange stories and they could ask city officials about any details of the race.

The IRONMAN is Sunday.

But,  Saturday, triathletes-to-be will get to run on part of the IRONMAN course in the IRONKIDS Madison Fun Run.

Friday, the kids did some training with IRONMAN athletes at the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County.

This is all part of an effort to encourage kids to exercise and live healthy lifestyles.

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