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Breakout! Athletes Compete in Alcatraz Triathlon

Image: Swimmers jump from the San Francisco Belle at the start of the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco
Swimmers jump from the San Francisco Belle at the start of the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014. Participants swim 1.5 miles to shore, bike 18 miles and finish with an 8 mile run. NOAH BERGER / Reuters

Athletes jumped into the water from the San Francisco Belle to begin the first leg of the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco on Sunday. Participants must swim 1.5 miles, bike 18 miles and run 8 miles to finish the grueling race.

Image: Athletes exit the water during the 2014 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
Athletes exit the water during the 2014 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon on June 1, in San Francisco, Calif. Ezra Shaw / Getty Images