Despite regularly announcing new races, Ironman has cancelled the 2015 Ironman 70.3 Princeton event, which was scheduled for September in New Jersey. Ironman released a statement explaining that they were unable to secure approvals for the bike course from local authorities.
Ironman informed registered athletes that they will be able to transfer to an alternative event nearby. The official statement to athletes read:
We regret to inform you that the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton triathlon will not take place this September. IRONMAN is responsible for securing a race course which meets the high standards of our brand and provides our athletes an unparalleled race experience. Race courses must also be approved by the local authorities. Unfortunately, after numerous attempts, we were not granted the necessary approvals for the bike course.
We appreciate your dedication and understand your disappointment with not being able to race in Princeton; registration is still available for several nearby IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons, including:
IRONMAN 70.3 Syracuse, New York, June 21, 2015
IRONMAN 70.3 Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, July 5, 2015
IRONMAN 70.3 Timberman, Gilford, NH August 16, 2015
Thank you and we hope to see you on one of our starting lines this season.
Princeton University alum Heather Jackson won the inaugural Ironman 70.3 Princeton along with Ukrainian athlete Viktor Zyemtsev.