Sanders pulls out of 70.3 worlds

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Canada’s Lionel Sanders announced in a video today that he won’t be competing at the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George, Utah, USA next week.

After a busy summer that saw him compete at Ironman Coeur d’Alene, the Tri-Battle Royale, Ironman Copenhagen and the Collins Cup, Sanders says he doesn’t have the leg speed to be able to compete in St. George. Instead he says he’ll be racing at Ironman Chattanooga and then at Ironman Sacramento, where he says he’ll be facing some stiff competition in the “unofficial world championship.” (He won’t say who else will be competing in Sacramento, but suggests it will be some of the biggest names in the sport!)

Find out more about his thoughts on why he’s passing on the race in St. George, along with his recap of his races in Copenhagen and Samorin, by checking out the video below.