If its not full distance its not an IM. Still possible the swim is cancelled too. I tried to get a deferral to next year but was told I was outside of the 45 day period - how the hell could I have predicted this! Section 9 of online waiver states IM can amend or cancel event WITHOUT COMPENSATION! Looking at Consumer Rights Act 2015 contract 'fairness test'. Won't go anywhere near IM in the future. No sporting ethos about them just a big ugly business. Look elsewhere and support grass routes event from now on.
Pity about the disrespect for fellow triathletes on here. More money than sense? I wish. I have no love for the Ironman brand but I ride these roads week in, week out and Bolton is a must-do race around here. It made no sense to do my first ironman anywhere else to me. It was an extremely challenging day and i loved every minute. Have an opinion- fine. But there is no need to be so rude about people who just want to complete an iconic, local race with no interest in triathlon politics.