El IRONMAN World Championship which was to be held in October in Kona (Hawaii), will finally not be held in 2020 and will be held in 2021.
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The chosen date has been 6 February
This overturn in the calendar, surely affects the preparation of many athletes, since en 2021 the Tokyo Olympics will also be held, postponed by Corona Virus.
The decision has been made, due to the Covid Global Pandemic-19, the safety of all participants and the rtravel restrictions that are being applied worldwide
The 3-time IRONMAN World Champion, Jan Frodeno, already commented that I did not agree with holding 2 World Championships in the same year and opting for suspension .. We will have to see the reactions of the rest of the triathletes.
In 1978 it was played in February
The first edition of the IRONMAN Hawaii was held on February 18, 1978, so it has been chosen as a tribute, in the year that the 40th edition of the test will be held.
It is the second time that two World Cups have been played in a year
The dispute of 2 world-wide ones in a year, already happened in 1982, that were also disputed in February and October.
This is the statement
The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, also postponed
For its part, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship that was to be held in New Zealand in November, will also go to 2021, but the date is not yet known.