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2010 Ironman Japan cancelled due to outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease (no seriously)

Posted Jun 01 2010 11:04pm

Top-image1 June 1, 2010 Ironman Japan, slated to take place on June 13, 2010 in Goto-Fukue, Nagasaki, is cancelled. As of yesterday - May 31 - action by the Goto government was implemented due to an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in the southern islands of Japan. 

World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) licenses the Ironman Japan event to Universal Sports Marketing, a Japanese company. As the licensor, WTC was not directly involved in the conversations and communications between Goto Island authorities and the race organizers. WTC must accept the conclusion reached by the local authorities that the conduct of the race would threaten the community’s vital agricultural industry and abide by the decision to cancel the race.

WTC is currently working on a variety of options to provide event alternatives to those athletes registered for Ironman Japan. More details will be forthcoming via email updates and information will also be posted to Ironman.com

Official statements from the Goto government can be viewed at http://www.ironmanjapan.com/en/?p=156 .

For more information on the 2010 Ironman Japan event or for additional inquiries, please visit IronmanJapan.com or email athleteservices@ironman.com.

We appreciate your understanding.


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