WTC Ends NYC Ironman

News in wake of sewage leak and swim death

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Organizers of the Ironman U.S. Championship announced Friday that the triathlon will not return to New York City next year. This year, a sewage leak dumped millions of gallons of raw human waste into the Hudson and threatened to kill the swim portion. Although cancellation proved unnecessary, a 43-year-old athlete died after "experiencing distress" in the water. The following day, the World Triathlon Corporation announced a hike to the relatively high entry fee: $1,200 for 2013, up from $900 in 2012. In a statement, the organization said that transportation and spectator access contributed to their decision.

Via Triathlete