Really? And the finish is not in the French Quarter.
In an effort to draw more attention to the Ochsner Ironman 70.3 New Orleans and the Ochsner 5150 Orleans, both events will be on the same day, race coordinator Bill Burke announced Tuesday.
The races were held four weeks apart last year, but both will be April 22, 2012.
"For the long-term success of the events, running them simultaneously is what we need to do," Burke said. "It creates a larger event on the same day. We thought it was best to combine the events. You're going to see that more with 5150 events around the country."
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Does this change your opinion of the race?