Ironman South Africa postponed, Ironman 70.3 South Africa go ahead as scheduled

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While athletes from all over the world are planning their 2021 season and especially hope that as many races as possible will take place, Ironman just published that Ironman 70.3 South Africa will take place on the original date, January 24 in Buffalo City. The 2021 Ironman African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay from March 14, 2021 will be rescheduled for November 21, 2021 because of event limitations.

“After a challenging 2020 which saw numerous sporting events cancelled around the world, the Ironman South Africa team has been hard at work in making sure athletes can return to the race courses in 2021 in a safe and enjoyable manner. The Ironman 70.3 South Africa triathlon taking place on January 24, 2021 in Buffalo City will go ahead as scheduled. The number of athletes allowed to enter the race has been limited and race operational plans developed to ensure compliance with current South African Government COVID-19 restrictions on event numbers.”

Ironman South Africa, which was scheduled for March 13 (same date as the brand new Challenge Miami) is rescheduled for November 21, 2021. “Like our athletes, we are disappointed but look forward to welcoming athletes back for an exceptional race experience in November.”