Portions of NYC Triathlon shortened due to excessive heat

The 20th New York City Triathlon will be held today with some safety precautions due to the excessive heat.
The running portion will be shortened from 6.2 miles to 2.5 miles, and the biking portion will be shortened from 24.8 miles to 12.4 miles.
Athletes are encouraged to stay hydrated. Spray stations and medical support will also be available at each aid station.