The conclusion is that we will withdraw the full distance event from the race going forward to ensure that we can continue to deliver the best race experience for athletes. We continue to offer IRONMAN UK in July and IRONMAN Wales in September for those looking to race full distance.”
As well as the obvious road closures, it’s thought vandals made congestion considerably worse by removing some signage.
At the time, Ironman 70.3 Weymouth attracted over 2,800 entries in its first year making it the largest Ironman event in the UK. Ironman 70.3 Weymouth, which saw Pro athletes Emma Gallant and Stuart Hayes crowned inaugural Champions of the event, will also continue to be a Pro race.
Weymouth is no stranger to long distance triathlon. Challenge Weymouth full and half-distance were held in 2014 and 2015 before Ironman brought the race for their diary.
Race entries will now open for the 70.3 race on Wednesday 9th November.