Facebook Ironman explodes with negative comments after announcement of World Championship relocation

There are just under 900 comments – at the time of writing and the number is steadily rising – under Ironman’s statement in which it announced last night that the Ironman World Championship will henceforth be held at two venues and thus partially disappear from Kona. By far most of the comments are very negative. Athletes seem to feel massively let down by Ironman and also blame them for communicating so late and not yet giving full disclosure. You’ll find highlighted some of the comments below and also the official Facebook post of Ironman, including all the comments.

The day before yesterday, Triathlon Today published an article announcing that Ironman would move the Ironman World Championship and separate the men’s and women’s races. It took Ironman over 24 hours to confirm this news. Ironman had not originally scheduled the announcement until January.