COVID-19 Triathlon News Updates

A major disruption in the triathlon world and race calendar is happening right now with the wide spread news of the Coronavirus COVID-19 around the world, forcing numerous events to be cancelled or postponed.

This will be a continually evolving situation, as race organizers work with and follow directions provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and local municipalities as it relates to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Here is what we know so far… (March 30, 2020 @ 14:15)

+ March 14th World Triathlon suspends all activities and races until the end of April

+ March 14th Spain and France have  have followed Italy in announcing emergency restrictions to combat the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The nationwide lockdowns due to the virus pretty much curtail any activity besides leaving their homes to buy food, for work or for medical needs. A number of local triathlon events schedule for March and April have already been cancelled or postponed.

+ March 14th, The Mexican Triathlon Federation decided to suspend all its activities and endorsed events scheduled from March 16th to April 30, 2020.

+ March 17 The PTO also has also announced that under the current circumstances, The Collins Cup, scheduled for May 30, will need to be postponed and will be rescheduled for 2021 at the x-bionic-sphere®. For THE CHAMPIONSHIP, scheduled for May 31, Challenge Family and the x-bionic-sphere are working closely with the local authorities to determine if the event should and can be rescheduled for a later 2020 date.

+ March 18 Triathlon Ireland statement on COVID-19 and related activities, all activites and events scheduled through April 30, 2020 have been postponed (link).

+ March 30 Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23, 2021 and Paralympics on August 24, 2021 (link).

IRONMAN & IRONMAN 70.3 Events
IRONMAN Race Updates – March 13, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Greece – Postponed, new date October 25, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Puerto Rico – Postponed, no scheduled date

IRONMAN South Africa / African Championship – Postponed, new date November 15, 2020

IRONMAN Taiwan – Postponed, new date March 21, 2021

IRONMAN 70.3 Taiwan – Postponed, new date September 13, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Punta del Este – Postponed, no scheduled date

IRONMAN 70.3 Oceanside – Postponed, new date October 24, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Texas – Postponed, no scheduled date

IRONMAN 70.3 Desaru Coast – Postponed, no scheduled date

IRONMAN 70.3 Davao – Postponed, new date May 10, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Liuzhou – Postponed, new date September 20, 2020

IRONMAN Cairns / Asia-Pacific Championship – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Cairns – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN Australia – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Port Macquarie – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Busselton – Postponed, new date October 17, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Victoria – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Florianopolis, Postponed, new date July 12, 2020

IRONMAN Brazil – Postponed, new date August 16, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Florida – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN St. George / North American Championship – Postponed, new date September 19, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Hawaii – Postponed, new date August 15, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Gulf Coast – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN Tulsa – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Marbella – Postponed, new date October 23, 2020

IRONMAN Lanzarote – Cancelled

IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona – Postponed, new date October 04, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Alcúdia-Mallorca – Postponed, new date October 31, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Aix-en-Provence – Postponed, new date September 27, 2020

IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam – Postponed, no new date

IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga – Postponed, new date August 23, 2020

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Upcoming IRONMAN races that haven’t been postponed or cancelled as of now:
IRONMAN 70.3 Monterrey (Mexico), May 3

Challenge Family Events
CHALLENGE Family Race Updates – March 15, 2020

CHALLENGE Salou – Postponed, new date September 27, 2020

CHALLENGE Florianópolis – Postponed, new date September 27, 2020

CHALLENGE Mogán Gran Canaria – Postponed, new date November 7, 2020

CHALLENGE Cerrado – Cancelled

CHALLENGE Taiwan – Postponed, new date November 15, 2020

CHALLENGE Lisboa – Postponed, new date September 12, 2020

CHALLENGE Cancun – Postponed, new date October 18, 2020

CHALLENGE Shepparton – Postponed, new date October 11, 2020

CHALLENGE Roth – Cancelled

XTERRA Events
XTERRA Race Updates – March 13, 2020

XTERRA Asia-Pacific Championship – Cancelled

XTERRA Argentina – Local athletes only

XTERRA Malta – Postponed, new date September 20, 2020

XTERRA Croatia – Postponed, no scheduled date

XTERRA Greece – Postponed, new date October, 17, 2020

XTERRA Japan – Cancelled

XTERRA ATX – Postponed, no new date

XTERRA Brazil – Postponed, no new date

XTERRA Portugal – Cancelled

ITU Triathlon / World Triathlon Series (WTS) Events
World Triathlon suspends all activities and races until the end of April – March 14, 2020

Chengdu ITU World Cup – Postponed, no scheduled date

WTS Abu Dhabi – Postponed, no scheduled date

WTS Bermuda – Postponed, no scheduled date

Sarasota-Bradenton ITU World Cup and Paratriathlon World Cup – Postponed, so scheduled date

New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup – Cancelled

Brasilia ITU World Cup – Cancelled

Huatulco ITU World Cup – Cancelled

WTS Leeds – Postponed, no new date

WTS Montreal – Postponed, no new date

Independent Triathlon Events
Lavaman Triathlon – Postponed, no scheduled date

Superseal Triathlon – Cancelled

South Beach Triathlon – Temporarily suspending registration

Strongman Triathlon – Cancelled

Havasu Triathlon – Postponed, new date October 17,2020

Cannes International Triathlon – Cancelled

HITS Triathlon Series – Napa Valley – Postponed, new date November 7-8, 2020

Super League Triathlon NEOM – Postponed, no scheduled date

Ultraman Arizona –  Postponed, new date November 13-15, 2020

Weetbix Kids Tryathlon’s (Wellington, Palmerston North, Hibiscus Coast, New Plymouth and Bay of Islands) – Cancelled

Trichallenge Pichidangui Triathlon – Postponed, new date November 21, 2020

Toughman Futrono – Postponed, new date October 4, 2020

RioTriathlon – March race Cancelled, entries moved to July race

Triatlón de Piedra Roja – Cancelled

Mighty Mujer Triathlon – El Pas0 – Postponed, new date July 25, 2020

Los Angeles Triathlon – Postponed, no new date

IRONCAT – Postponed, new date October 3, 2020

Lakesman Triathlon – Cancelled

St. Anthony’s Triathlon – Postponed, no new date

Sufferfest Triathlon Festival  (Safety Beach) – Postponed, no new date

2XU Triathlon Series (St Kilda) – Postponed, no new date

Busselton Festival of Triathlon – Postponed, new date October 17, 2020

South Beach Triathlon – Postponed, no new date

Topman Papudo – Postponed, new date November 29, 2020

Harlech Triathlon – Postponed, no new date

Blenheim Palace Triathlon – Postponed, no new date

Triathlon de Portocolom – Postponed, new date June 21, 2020

COVID-19 has significantly impacted the mass participation industry in the foreseeable short term and possibly longer if we can’t control the spread of the Coronavirus. With this said, we expect to see a substantial number of event postponements / cancellations in the coming weeks and possibly months. The majority of triathlon events that could succumb to the pandemic would be those early season races in March, April and possibly May around the world.