Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Ironman 70.3 race pulled from Edinburgh

Edinburgh Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh Pic Angie Brown
Image caption The Ironman 70.3 has been held in Edinburgh for two years, attracting thousands of entries

There will be no Ironman 70.3 triathlon race in Edinburgh next year, organisers have confirmed.

The race has been running for two years since it started in July 2017.

Almost 2,500 competitors took part in the races in the capital completing a 1.2 mile swim from Preston Links, 56 mile cycle from Cockenzie and 13.1 mile run in Holyrood Park.

An Ironman spokesman said a lack of numbers entering the race was the reason for discontinuing the event.

An Ironman spokesman said: "This event had challenging beginnings in 2017 with the biblical weather we had to cope with and that definitely set us on the back foot going into 2018, unfortunately we were unable to secure the numbers we wanted and needed, however we still delivered a great event mainly due to your efforts and support."

Image caption Marshalls from Harmeny AC at the first Ironman 70.3 race in Edinburgh

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