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Myrtle Beach bids for new Ironman triathlon


An Ironman triathlon could be coming to Myrtle Beach.


The Ironman-sanctioned race would start with a 2.4 mile swim in the intracoastal waterway, a 112 mile bike ride on Highway 31 and then a full marathon that would start at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and end at the Market Common.


The city put in a bid for a 5-year contract starting fall of 2014.


The plan is for the city to put up $25,000 and the Chamber of Commerce to contribute $15,000.


We should know who won the bid next month.

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