Coronavirus fears sees PE's Ironman African Championship moved till November

IRONMAN African Championship (Twitter)
IRONMAN African Championship (Twitter)

The IRONMAN African Championship, set to take place on 29 March, has been postponed until 15 November due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have confirmed. 

"In alignment with the Provincial Department of Health, and due to the force majeure COVID-19 pandemic, Ironman race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 Ironman African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay originally scheduled for 29 March to 15 November 2020," officials confirmed in a post on social media on Friday afternoon.

"In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognise that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details," ended the statement.

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Announcement: In alignment with the Provincial Department of Health, and due to the force majeure COVID-19 pandemic, IRONMAN race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 IRONMAN®? African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay originally scheduled for 29 March to 15 November 2020. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have questions, please contact athlete services at southafrica@ironman.com. In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future

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