The Latest: Ironman World Championship cancelled

Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Mick Hoffman, executive director of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, poses for a photo, Thursday, July 16, 2020, sitting in the empty stands of the Renton School District's Renton Memorial Stadium, which is used for high school football, soccer, and track events in Renton, Wash. Hoffman and other administrators across the country are facing difficult decisions regarding the overwhelming uncertainty of whether high school sports can go forward this fall as the clock ticks closer to the start of the 2020-21 school year with little clarity in place for an obvious and safe path moving forward for athletics. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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The Ironman World Championship that previously had been rescheduled is now cancelled because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

It’s the first time in the 43-year history of the triathlon event that it won’t be run.

Ironman had previously announced that the World Championships would be moved from October to Feb. 6, 2021 and that next year would feature two world championship events. The 70.3 World Championships had been scheduled for November in New Zealand and had also been postponed to early 2021,

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The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association said Tuesday night it will move high school football to the spring as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WIAA unveiled a four-season calendar for high school sports, moving team sports deemed moderate or high risk to the early spring. Football, volleyball, girls soccer and small-school boys soccer will be contested beginning in early March and conclude in early May.