Syracuse Ironman event hands out medals featuring wrong city

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Posted: Jun 23, 2015 9:04 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — The medals awarded to winners in last weekend's Ironman event in Syracuse are engraved with an outline of the Rochester skyline.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports (http://bit.ly/1SFOMuW ) that the medal's for Sunday's Ironman 70.3 Syracuse feature a scene that depicts an arched suspension bridge over the Genesee River, which runs through downtown Rochester. And the skyscrapers on the medal match those in Rochester.

A spokesman for the Ironman didn't have an immediate explanation for the error Monday.

The race started with a 1.2-mile swim in Jamesville Reservoir, then a 56-mile bike course that wound through Syracuse's Highland Forest and parts of Onondaga, Madison and Cortland counties. The event ended with 13.1-mile run in and out of Jamesville Beach County Park.

Rochester is 75 miles west of Syracuse.

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Information from: The Post-Standard, http://www.syracuse.com