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AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds postponed

Coronavirus strikes again as the 2020 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds has just been postponed. Here is the latest update...

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It’s a no go for Leeds 2020

News just in – the British round of the ITU World Triathlon Series, and also host of the British Triathlon Age-Group Standard Distance Championships, has been postponed. No new date set (yet), update to follow by 30 April.


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AJ BELL WORLD TRIATHLON LEEDS 2020 POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds have made the difficult decision to postpone the event from the original date of the 6 – 7June 2020, due to the current situation with the COVID-19 outbreak.

When hosting major events, the welfare and wellbeing of everyone involved in the event, including athletes, officials, spectators, volunteers and staff is the absolute priority.

The UK government’s current advice is to increase social distancing and has suggested that mass gatherings or events that require emergency services provision will not be able to go ahead. Therefore, the LOC has taken the decision of postponing the event.

The LOC are extremely disappointed for the athletes, who have been training hard and were looking forward to competing, and for the staff and volunteers who have been working tirelessly to deliver an outstanding event. However, with the evolution and fast-paced change of the situation regarding COVID-19, this is now the most responsible and best course of action to take.

The LOC are in consultation with relevant authorities and partners to find a suitable date to reschedule the event, with an update to be provided by the 30 April.

Participant entries will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date.

Those who have grandstand tickets for the event will be contacted directly regarding their purchase.

Additional information and updates will be shared with participants as appropriate and will be made available via email, on leeds.triathlon.org and Facebook and Twitter. Please do bear with us as we navigate through this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming all athletes, spectators and partners to Leeds on the rescheduled date.

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Jacob Birtwhistle / AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 2019

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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