The second edition of Ironman 70.3 Miami is set to take place this Sunday October 30th.
However, the race could be in jeopardy due to Tropical Storm Rina.
A few days ago, race organizers offered this advisory:
We are closely monitoring the status of tropical storm Rina and its possible impact on Rohto Ironman 70.3 Miami and have found the following information:
Many of the computer models along with the official forecast take the Rina northeast or east-northeast in 4-5 days into the Florida Straits. Some of these models are further north than the official forecast, taking Rina into southern Florida, while others (including many of the more reliable models) continue to prefer a southern solution of western Cuba. Some computer models continue to forecast Rina dissipating over the Yucatan Peninsula.
Increasing wind shear, land interaction and slightly cooler ocean temperatures should induce a weakening trend in about 48-72 hours. The official forecast shows Rina weakening to a tropical storm as it enters the Florida Straits Sunday and Monday. This information was obtained from Amy Godsey, State Meteorologist from the Florida Division of Emergency Management.
We will continue to monitor Rina for updates. As of today (October 26), the race is still scheduled to occur with no changes. If there are any new developments, athletes will be notified immediately via email – please check www.ironmanmiami.com for any further updates.
After last year’s race difficulties, it would be nice for athletes to have this race go off without a hitch.
The list of registered athletes is here.