Ironman announced over social media on Tuesday that 2017 will be the last year that Ironman Coeur d’Alene will run. The northern Idaho race has been long-standing on the Ironman circuit and is a popular full distance race for Canadians thanks to its proximity to the border.
The press release reads: “After very thoughtful consideration, 2017 will be the sunset year for Ironman Coeur d’Alene. In consultation with the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, we have decided that 2017 will be the final year for this race—a part of our race portfolio since 2003.”
Ten Kona qualifying spots have been added to this year’s race to commemorate the final year. The race takes place on August 27th and spots are still available.
There is also an Ironman 70.3 Coeur d’Alene event that is scheduled for June 25th this year. Ironman has indicated that this event will continue despite the cancellation of the full distance.