IRONMAN 70.3 Florida is suspended and puts Challenge Daytona "on the ropes"

47 of Florida's 67 counties are in the "red zone"

There are less than 2 weeks left until the most important test of the year, the Challenge Daytona, which will bring together the best stars of this sport.

La situation in the USA due to Covid-19 is very worrying and proof of this is the suspension a few hours ago of the IRONMAN 70.3 Florida which was to be played on December 13 in Haines City,

In fact and after this suspension, IRONMAN has decided not hold more events in the USA in this 2020.

This suspension adds a point of concern about the Challenge Daytona dispute that is scheduled to be held on December 6.

Covid-19 USA Situation 24/11/2020
Covid-19 USA Situation 24/11/2020

The worrying situation in Florida

The contagion curve in Florida does not stop growing and yesterday, Monday, 6.331 new cases and 96 deaths were reported, reaching the sum of 18.310 deaths in this state.

A map produced by the Harvard Global Health Institute indicates that 47 of the 67 Florida counties are in the "red zone", that is, on the edge of an uncontrolled situation.

Volusia County, where Daytona is located, although it is one of the least affected, has already moved into the orange zone, according to data from the New York Times.

Covid-19 Florida Situation 24/11/2020
Covid-19 Florida Situation 24/11/2020

In addition, the United States surpassed the barrier of 12 million cases on Saturday, just six days after reaching the figure of 11 million infections.

With these data and seeing the suspension of various competitions in the USA, all eyes are on the organization of Challenge Daytona.

We will have to wait to see how infections and health measures evolve

 

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