Alistair’s withdrawal from Sub7 was initially a great disappointment. SO much work and effort had been put into this event, this dream, this endeavour. Yeah, we fell back in our chairs, held our heads in our hands and took a deep breath; we were lost for words and frustrated over what we would no longer get to see… But it is amazing what a cup of tea, a chat with friends and a little bike ride can do for our thought process.
The day of reckoning has come.
The long-awaited, rescheduled, 2021 Ironman World Championships will take place this weekend in St. George, Utah. This is the first time the event has taken place outside of its home in Kona.
2022 will see two World Championships, with the race returning to Kona for in October, whether it reverts back to being the permanent venue has come into question. The success of this weekend may open opportunities for a touring World Ironman Champs in line with the 70.3 World Championships.
This weekend feels like the 2022 triathlon season is well underway, with major races all over the world. Last weekend saw the start of the ETU season in Quarteria, where HUUB’s Beth Potter (GBR) claimed victory in the women’s race and Daniel Dixon (GBR) claimed Bronze in the men’s event. This weekend features Challenge Salou and Oceanside 70.3, where we have Alistair Brownlee back on a triathlon start line after surgery and a long layout from the sport.