Ironman just released the statement below online detailing how they will not be returning to Lake Tahoe next year or any other year. They do not state why they have come to this decision.
Last year, smoke from wildfires forced the event to be canceled. In previous years, it has snowed and been below freezing at race time. Maybe nature is against IRONMAN in Tahoe?
IRONMAN OFFICIAL STATEMENT:
“After careful consideration, IRONMAN Lake Tahoe will not be continued. We appreciate the efforts and support of the city, volunteers, sponsors, and everyone else involved in putting on this triathlon over the past eight years. We would also like to thank all of the athletes who have raced with us in Lake Tahoe.
We appreciate your dedication and understand your disappointment with not being able to race in Lake Tahoe. Please consider one of the following IRONMAN events:
• IRONMAN Boulder, Boulder, Colo.
• IRONMAN Canada, British Columbia, Canada.
• IRONMAN Coeur d’Alene, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Thank you and we hope to see you on one of our start lines soon.”