3 international triathlon events to take place in southeastern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 09/09/2020
By: Tyson Lu and Kay Liu

The 2019 edition of the Ironman 70.3 event. File photo courtesy of the Taitung County government

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) Three international triathlon events will be held in Taitung County, southeastern Taiwan, on Saturday and Sunday, including the first Ironman 70.3-mile (113-kilometer) competition in Asia following the disruption of the race calendar since February because of the COVID-19 outbreak, organizers said.

The events, originally scheduled for mid-March, had their format adjusted and removed from the professional category this year, out of consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement released by Taiwan Triathlon Co. on Tuesday.

Instead, for the Ironman 70.3 event to be held on Sunday, two Taiwanese athletes, Hsiao Yu (蕭育) and Hsieh Shen-yen (謝昇諺), will compete in an elite group, while others who signed up for the event will compete in various age groups, the company said.    [FULL  STORY]

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