Alistair Brownlee and Gustav Iden down for the IRONMAN ST. george

We wake up with bad news for triathlon lovers, since 2 of the favorites to win the IRONMAN world championship will not be on the starting line.

This past night it was made public that the British Alistair Brownlee and the Norwegian Gustav Iden They will not be able to participate in the race.

In the case of Alistair, he has chosen not to participate in the competition because he is not feeling well due to an illness he has suffered these days.

“I am absolutely gutted to say that I have decided not to compete tomorrow. I feel very bad today with a disease that I think has been in my system.

Thanks to everyone who helped me get here. We have worked very hard in the last few months. Good luck to everyone on the starting line.

I need to make sure I'm 100% for 4 weeks." He commented on his social media post

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In the case of the Norwegian Gustav, he suffers from a respiratory infection and will not start either, according to his coach Olav Aleksander.

These two important last-minute casualties are added to the absences of Jan Frodeno, Lucy Charles, Laura Philipp, Joe Skipper or Javier Gómez Noya.

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