- Banyana get right into training regime in Reunion
- Future speedsters strut their stuff at Green Point
- Garcia tames wind to share the lead at SA Women’s Masters
- Skhosana starts his 2017 season in France
- Birkett spearheads big field for Drak Challenge
- Olympian Barrow chooses SA over Australia
- Prinsloo starts 2017 with another payday
- Junior Bok star Davids gets Blitzboks call-up
- Captain Terblanche ready to rock the Summer Series
- Bregman: SA Women’s Masters is anyone’s to win
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.