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IRONMAN Gurye canceled in Korea due to Typhoon Tapah

IRONMAN Gurye has been canceled due to Typhoon Tapah that is affecting South Korea.

The organization of IRONMAN Gurye He has made the decision to cancel the event with the athletes' safety in mind and recommends that everyone stay in their accommodation and follow the government's instructions.

This IRONMAN is a test only for age groups and that is disputed in the Southwestern part of Korea. Gurye has remained one of the best kept secrets in Korea until recently.

El typhoon Tapah It formed Thursday 470 kilometers south of the Japanese island of Okinawa in the Western Pacific and is currently heading north, according to the KMA.

The organization has published the following statement on its website:

«Dear athletes,

After consulting with key government officials, stakeholders and security agencies as we have been closely following the worsening weather conditions of Typhoon Tapah in the past 48 hours, the decision has been made to cancel IRONMAN Gurye due to significant concerns from safety for athletes, volunteers and spectators.

We strongly recommend all participants, family and friends to stay in their accommodations and follow the instructions given by local government agencies.

While we are disappointed with this outcome, the safety of everyone involved remains our highest priority and consideration. We will share more details about this cancellation in the next 48 hours in relation to other news, but again, we urge athletes and their families to focus on personal safety at this time.

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