World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships 2021 cancelled due to COVID-19 surge

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World Triathlon recently announced that this year’s World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships, which were supposed to take place in Bermuda on Oct. 15-17 2021, will not take place due to a recent surge in Covid-19 infections.

“Bermuda was ready to welcome hundreds of participants from all over the world from October 15 to 17. However, changing conditions on the ground demanded that the program’s safety plan be reviewed. The Organizing Committee and the World Triathlon conducted a risk assessment on the event, and the analysis considered the island’s recent spike in Covid-19 infections in addition to the Bermuda Hospital’s elevated Covid-19 patient intake, so the Organizing Committee in consultation with World Triathlon made the decision not to proceed with the October event,” World Triathlon stated in a press release, mentioning that the safety of athletes, coaches, staff, locals and other people involved are top priority.

“The whole World Triathlon family is disheartened that the global pandemic continues to impact our events, but we are committed to returning to Bermuda. We are confident in the island’s rigorous pandemic management and reputation of delivering safe, outstanding sporting events. Conversations are taking place presently to identify other exciting future opportunities, including a triathlon on the island of Bermuda.”