WTC Cancel Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket
World Triathlon Corporation have announced they will discontinue Ironman 70.3 Laguna Phuket after the 2012 race next month.
In a statement, the WTC said: “Although Ironman has enjoyed its partnership with Laguna Phuket, the race’s small scale and inability to grow limits its viability as a long-term venue in the region.
“The capacity of the 70.3 Laguna Phuket is only 800 athletes, and demand for our races in the region is such that we require venues that can in time grow to become important regional races,” said Steve Meckfessel, Managing Director of Global Race Operations for WTC. “We hope our friends at Laguna Phuket can find a partner with more experience operating smaller races.”
Registration remains open for this year’s race, scheduled for December 2, at www.ironmanphuket.com. The event will award thirty-five (35) qualifying slots to the 2013 Ironman World Championship 70.3, to be held at Lake Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada on September 8, 2013.
For more information on Ironman, visit www.ironman.com. Please direct athlete inquiries to LagunaPhuket70.firstname.lastname@example.org and media inquiries to email@example.com.
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on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 5:22 pm under Triathlon News.
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