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Louisville Metro Police say Sunday’s Ironman Triathlon won’t interfere much with fans trying to get to the University of Louisville’s football season opener.

Portions of Third Street and Southern Parkway west of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium will be closed for the competition. Football fans will still be able to use the Watterson Expressway ramps at Third, but not the Taylor Boulevard ramps.

Meanwhile, several downtown streets will be closed for the race, but LMPD Lieutenant Curtis Flarity says they can be easily avoided.

“The best way to get around the entire run is to use the interstates,” he says. “If you can avoid using the surface streets, I’d do that. I’d use the interstates to get around.”

The Ironman Competition starts just before 7 AM on Sunday and ends at midnight.