Ironman 70.3 scraps Hobart race in 2025 as it evaluates its future

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The Ironman 70.3 has cancelled its Hobart event in 2025 leaving the race’s future hanging in the balance.

Organisers said they will evaluate the event’s future over the following 12 months.

“Ultimately it was all around timing and evaluating our calendar as a whole for 2025 looking at where the event sits into that,” Ironman regional director Carl Smith told The Mercury.

“The decision was made we hibernate the event in 2025 and we take the next 12 months and evaluate how that calendar looks and how we’re shaping up for future years.

“We need to take some time to consult with stakeholders, consult with the community, consult with athletes and with our people internally to review all aspects of the event.”

Smith said while the race was highly regarded by the athletes it remained “one of the more challenging racecourses we have on the circuit”.

TAS Triathlon greeted the news with “a heavy heart”.

“We are grateful to Ironman for providing the opportunity here in Tasmania for the past 2 years and are hopeful for its return in the future,” they said on social media.