Ironman Wales cancelled for 2021 over Covid-19 issues

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Ironman Wales is the biggest event in Pembrokeshire’s calendar

The Ironman Wales triathlon event due to be held in Pembrokeshire has been cancelled for the second successive year because of Covid-19.

The event, which attracts thousands of athletes and spectators to west Wales, was due to take place on 12 September.

Organisers accepted Pembrokeshire County Council’s recommendation not to hold the event, though they said the decision was made with “a heavy heart”.

Ironman Wales is said to be worth £3.7m to the local economy.

The event is now due to return on 11 September, 2022, with Ironman announcing that a new five-year agreement has been reached with Pembrokeshire County Council which means Ironman Wales will happen annually in Tenby until 2026.

“After careful evaluation of the recent government announcement in Wales, we have been working closely with Pembrokeshire County Council to find a way forward for this year’s event,” said an Ironman statement.

“Uncertainties around moving to…