Athletes brave extreme temperatures as heatwave shortens NYC Triathlon


New York City triathletes braved scorching temperatures Sunday as a heatwave continued to bake the Big Apple — but some participants brushed aside the extreme weather.

Race organizers had shortened the event’s biking part from 24.8 to 12.4 miles and its running event from 6.2 miles to 2.5 miles due to the heatwave, which stretched into its sixth day.

Brazil native Danilo Pimentel, who won the men’s competition, told The Post the race was no sweat.

“I was born in the Amazon, this heat is normal! I don’t need preparation for these conditions,” said the 35-year-old.

“They did really well, the course is really tough, the up and down hills,” he said of his competitors.

The winner of the women’s professional race, Amy Cymerman of Rochester, conceded, “I was a little hot to be honest.”

But the 30-year-old pro said she was prepared for the boiling temperatures.

“I was hydrating the whole time with water and electrolytes, and I was in bed by 7:30 last night!” she said.

Still, she noted, “I would have loved a 10K, I’m not gonna lie.”