- World Cup bronze for SA’s Zoonekynd
- Eagle-birdie finish helps Garcia to Challenge victory
- Olympian Ho and Twichell are Cape Mile champions
- Lawrie wins at Fancourt to grab a prestigous double
- Coetzee hangs in for share of the Pro-Am lead
- Garcia getting closer to another Tour title
- Toughest Dusi in years but Birkett and Solms triumph
- Zoonekynd eases into finals at Baku World Cup
- Solid Ahlers leads by two at Fancourt
- Garcia, Park lead as defending champ Pace lurks
Japan race cancelled over radiation fears
- Updated: April 19, 2011
The International Triathlon Union has postponed a world championship series race in Japan over health concerns as the country continues to grapple with a nuclear crisis caused by last month’s earthquake and tsunami.
Associated Press reports that ITU President Marisol Casado said Tuesday the nuclear situation was still “too risky” to hold the May 14 triathlon in Yokohama, about 185 miles south of the crippled Fukushima nuclear reactor.
Millions of litres of radioactive water have leaked into the ocean since the natural disasters. The triathlon was to begin with a 1.5-kilometre swim in Yokohama Harbour.
Earlier this month, Olympic champions Jan Frodeno and Emma Snowsill said they would boycott the event if the ITU didn’t cancel it.
Casado said the ITU would try to reschedule the triathlon, which is an Olympic qualifying event.