The IRONMAN World Championships between 140.6 and 70.3 are scheduled to be held in the US and New Zealand in 2020, simultaneously announcing the cancellation of this year. The only reason is due to the complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the same day, triathlon lovers continuously received news that the IRONMAN World Championships 140.6 and 70.3 were not held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. IRONMAN Kona World Championships scheduled to be held on October 10, 2020. The location was expected to be in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (USA) for the first time canceled since 1978.
This is the world’s most prestigious triathlon tournament for only successful athletes. The competition is taken in about 8 hours and about 9 hours for female athletes. It is applied to the track including swimming 3.8km, cycling 180km, and running 42.195km. Previously, the organizer had planned to withdraw until June 2nd, 2021 but finally officially canceled the 2020 award.
In addition, IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in New Zealand is officially canceled this year. It was scheduled to be held at the end of November.
IRONMAN World Championships was first canceled since 1978
2020 was the second time IRONMAN World Championships has to be canceled, causing regrets for many triathlon lovers around the world. Thus, IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships 2021 will be held in St. George, Utah (USA) from September 17 to September 18, 2021.
Players who qualify for the World Championships in 2020 can be considered for the tournament in 2021 or 2022. The “Iron Man” World Championship has been held every year in Hawaii since 1978 (in 1982 twice). Initially, the award was held in February in Oahu, then moved to Big Island in 1981.
Jan Frodeno (Germany) won the IRONMAN World Championship 2019
In 2019, the two German athletes Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug were the male and female world champions.