WTC Ends NYC Ironman
News in wake of sewage leak and swim death
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.