Ironman race canceled due to weather

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The 2021 IRONMAN California triathlon was canceled early Sunday morning due to weather.

“Weather conditions have deteriorated overnight and are expected to worsen over the course of the day. We no longer believe that we can provide an acceptably safe swim and bike environment for our athletes,” IRONMAN officials posted on social media.

“Yes, of course, I’m disappointed. But things happen, weather related things that you can’t control. They’ll give us a voucher for next year, so we can participate again, and hopefully the weather will be better. But it’s just one of those things you just have to accept, and move on for the next race,” IRONMAN participant Brett Whitehouse told FOX40.

Original story below.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The California Ironman Race will push ahead Sunday amid a storm bringing record rainfall to the area.

However, there will be some changes to the bike portion of the race. One lap will be removed, reducing the course’s total distance to 56 miles.

Athletes will still complete a full 2.4 mile swim and 26.2 mile run.

Awards and championship slots will continue to be awarded as originally planned.

Based on the changes, the transition will open at 5 a.m. The professional athletes will begin at 7 a.m. Age group athletes start at 7:30 a.m.

Some other updates:

  • Transition opens at 5:15am
  • No bike personal needs needed
  • No Bike + Bag checkout on Monday
  • Bike + Bag checkout starts at 2:45pm

Cut off times:

  • Swim course 2:20 hours
  • Off the bike in 7 hours and 20 minutes, cumulative
  • Total time to finish the race is 14 hours
  • ** Internal course cutoffs may be in place based on these timelines

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