IRONMAN South Africa postponed to November 2020


Won for the last two years by Great Britain’s Lucy Charles-Barclay, the IRONMAN African Championship has just been postponed. Here is the official announcement.

Adam Bowden, Susie Cheetham, Nikki Bartlett and Ruth Astle were among the British Pro athletes due to race in Port Elizabeth. The event is also popular with British Age-Group athletes too, with the time difference being negligible and travel – normally – relatively easy with overnight flights.

In alignment with the Provincial Department of Health, and due to the force majeure COVID-19 pandemic, IRONMAN race officials in conjunction with local authorities have decided to postpone the 2020 IRONMAN® African Championship in Nelson Mandela Bay originally scheduled for 29 March to 15 November 2020. Athletes that are registered for the event will receive an email with further details. If you have questions, please contact athlete services at

In what has been a continually evolving and challenging time globally, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment but look forward to providing athletes with an exceptional race experience in the future.

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