The legendary Ironman in Hawaii is not due to the Corona-crisis now, but in February 2021, and for the first time in its history and definitively cancelled. The organizers announced on Tuesday (local time).
The world championship in Triathlon about 3,86 km Swim, 180,2 km Cycling and 42.2 km of Running was originally for the 10. October scheduled have been postponed in may due to the pandemic, but then on February. 2021 it should be so, for the first time since 1982, two world champion in one year.
"with a Heavy heart," have you cancelled the first suspended event, - stated in the message. Also, the 70.3 world championship, about half the distance takes place in the fall of 2021. "We were full of hope that we can welcome our athletes, their families, and Fans for these events, but the ongoing impact of the pandemic makes that impossible," wrote the organizers. "It is hard to make that decision in July, but it brings the necessary clarity for the athletes, hosts and partners."
Since the victory of Sebastian Kienle, 2014 in Hawaii, the only German winner. 2015, 2016 and 2019 Jan Frodeno won, between them, Patrick took Long twice in the first place. The Ironman was held in 1978 for the first Time. Athletes who had qualified for 2020, should be allowed to participate in 2021 or 2022 at the world Championships.Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 03:19