Last week, Ironman announced – only a few days before the race – that Ironman 70.3 Dresden would be cancelled, as the organization didn’t obtain the required permits. In the weeks leading up to the race, the bike course had been changed, which was the first sign that things weren’t going well between the organization and the municipality. While Ironman worked hard to come up with alternatives to get one of the bike courses approved, they ended up empty-handed. That means 2000 athletes were disappointed that their race wouldn’t take place.
Meanwhile, Ironman has found a new date for the event, though. The Middle Distance event is rescheduled to Sep. 18 2022, which gives athletes another chance to race a 70.3 in and around Dresden this year.
Athletes that are unable to race on this date, can change their slot to Ironman 70.3 Duisburg (Aug. 28) or Ironman 70.3 Erkner (Sep. 11), free of charge. Alternatively, athletes can reach out to Ironman for a refund or a slot-change to another European race in 2022. If athletes don’t reach out to Ironman, they will automatically be transferred to the start list for Ironman 70.3 Dresden on Sep. 18, 2022.