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It’s finally official – Ironman Mont-Tremblant “cannot take place” in 2020

Ironman officially announces the cancellation of one of Canada's popular triathlon events, news initially reported almost two months ago.

While south of the border Lake Placid is hoping for a go-ahead at the end of August, organizers have determined that there won’t be an Ironman Mont-Tremblant race in 2020.

We reported on April 21 that there wouldn’t be any Ironman events at the picturesque ski village in the Laurentians this year, but it wasn’t until today that Ironman officially announced that the race will be “rescheduled” to August 22, 2021. Here’s the statement sent from Ironman:

We appreciate the continued patience and understanding of our athletes while we have worked diligently with various host city partners to determine potential options for the 2020 IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant triathlon originally scheduled for August 23. After assessing all event scenarios, it has been determined that the IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant triathlon cannot take place in 2020 and will return on August 22, 2021.

All registered athletes of the 2020 IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant triathlon will be receiving an email with further information. We thank our athletes for their commitment and look forward to providing them with an exceptional race experience in the future.

Related: Triathlon cancellations and postponements due to Coronavirus COVID-19

The difference between the COVID-19 status in the United States and Canada was aptly displayed today with the announcement that Ironman Lake Placid has been rescheduled to August 30, while the event in Mont-Tremblant has been cancelled – oh, right, “rescheduled” – and will not take place in 2020.