With a long history of wearing yellow shirts and running in the style of the New York Giants, the American Ironman Triathlon was born.
The event has been held at the Washington Monument since 2000, and it’s the longest running triathlon in the United States.
On Thursday, the race will return to the Capitol to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Civil War.
But the event’s organizers have decided to use the occasion to reflect on the current race conditions.
The Washington Monument is filled with historical artifacts, including statues of President Abraham Lincoln, and the monument is home to several national parks.
But some park visitors have complained that the monument has become a backdrop to a race that has been marred by safety issues, including at least one race death.
On Tuesday, an American Ironmen triathlon was marred when a woman in the group crashed into a barricade and died.
She was among three women who died at the event.
On Friday, the Washington monument will be rededicated to the memory of the three women.
But race organizers have also decided to honor the three men who died in the race on Sunday.
The men, Richard L. Breslow Jr., Richard A. Pate, and Charles A. Bowers, were all part of the American team that finished in a record-setting time of 2:26:30, according to American Iron Men’s website.
A fourth American, John T. Gant, was also part of that team, which was also the first to finish in a time that matched the best time in history.
The triathlon is set to return to Washington in September.
And while there have been safety concerns in recent years, the triathlon has never experienced a race-related fatality, according a spokeswoman for the American Horse Racing Association.
The American Iron and Ironman races are held each year at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., with each race starting at 9 a.m. and running for two hours.