Ironman postpones 2020 70.3 World Championships and Kona until 2021

Ironman announces 2020 Ironman World Championships and 70.3 World Championships have been postponed due to pandemic

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Ironman have announced, in conjunction with host city partners and authorities in Hawaii, United States and Taupō, New Zealand, that due to the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the 2020 editions of the  World Championship and 70.3® World Championship cannot take place on their originally scheduled dates.

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The Ironman World Championship will now take place on February 6, 2021 returning to its historic original race month and marking 40 years since it first took place in Kailua-Kona on the Island of Hawaii. While a new date for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship has not yet been determined, teams are working diligently with local and national officials and authorities to secure a date for early 2021.

Similar to 1982, there will be two editions of the IRONMAN World Championship in a single year (February and October) to accommodate athletes who qualify during the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

As a result of the continued impact of COVID-19, the qualifying window for the 2020 edition of the Ironman World Championship has been extended to provide further qualification opportunities. The most up-to-date information on overall qualification details for the Ironman World Championship can be found at www.ironman.com/im-world-championship.

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For more information and event details for the IRONMAN World Championship, please visitwww.ironman.com/im-world-championship. Further updates on the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship can be found atwww.ironman.com/im703-world-championship.