The inaugural Princeton Ironman 70.3 triathlon was a huge event held in Mercer County in September 2014. Nearly 2,500 athletes competed and the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce estimated the economic impact on the area was between $3 million and $6million.
However, the 2015 Princeton Ironman 70.3 has been canceled because it could not secure a satisfactory bike route in the area. Here is what was included in a recent e-mail sent to participants:
We regret to inform you that the 2015 IRONMAN 70.3 Princeton triathlon will not take place this September. IRONMAN is responsible for securing a race course which meets the high standards of our brand and provides our athletes an unparalleled race experience. Race courses must also be approved by the local authorities. Unfortunately, after numerous attempts, we were not granted the…
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