2011 World Police & Fire Games to Wrap in NYC

The 2011 World Police & Fire Games rebounded this week following disruptions to its schedule by Hurricane Irene’s threat to New York City.

The final competitions are set for this weekend, including beach volleyball and the multi-day “Toughest Competitor Alive” event, in which participants must complete the following:

1. 5K Cross Country Run; 2. Shot Put; 3. 100 Meter Dash; 4. 100 Meter Swim; 5. 20-Foot Rope Climb; 6. Bench Press; 7. Pull Ups; 8. Obstacle Course.

To view this week’s results, watch for updates at http://wpfgconnect.sequentialt.com/wpfg_results.php.

The Games will hold its official closing ceremonies on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 6 p.m. at the Jacob Javits Convention Center.

“This will be our opportunity to honor the competitors and thank everyone who worked so hard at making the 2011 Games a success,” organizers said in a prepared statement. “We will also pass the flag to Belfast, Northern Ireland as the host for the 2013 WPFG. This will be a grand finale you will remember for a long time.”

In addition, the Games will hold a Candlelight Vigil on Monday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, at 1047 Amsterdam Ave.

“The special ceremony will give us a chance to respectfully keep our promise to ‘Always Remember’ our fallen brothers and sisters,” organizers said.

For more information on the Games and an updated post-Hurricane Irene schedule, please visit: www.2011wpfg.org.