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June 22, 2013 in City
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Matthew Dawes, 40, of London, wades into Lake Coeur d’Alene’s cold waters on a rainy Thursday near the starting line of Sunday’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Dawes, who has done 13 Ironman events, said this is his first in Coeur d’Alene.

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Lauren Updyke, of Columbus, Ohio, looks under tarps for her bike on a rainy Thursday afternoon near the starting line of Sunday’s Ironman. Updyke plans to compete with her husband, Nate.

June 21, 2013
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Street closures for Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2013.

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Race course for Ironman Coeur d’Alene 2013.