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2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted?
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So I got an email today inviting me to early registration for the 2021 IRONMAN Arizona race, as an IRONMAN VC participant. So I figured I'd check the course, see if it was something I wanted to do as my first. The swim and run courses are normal length (2.4mi and 26.2mi, respectively), but the bike course is listed as only 74.4 miles and insanely technical (I mean ITU-type technical). The 2019 course is shown on the "interactive map" tab, and shows what I'd consider a "normal" 112 mile out and back-style course.

Course info:https://www.ironman.com/im-arizona-course
PDF of the bike course: https://cdn1.sportngin.com/...p_Bike_103020_ss.pdf

This can't be right, can it? Less the 3/4 the distance for a long course race, plus all the turns. Seems very odd...

- John
"Have courage, and be kind."
https://www.strava.com/athletes/OtterJohn667
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [OtterJohn] [ In reply to ]
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This short version was for the 2020 race before it was canceled. There is a thread about it somewhere...
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [OtterJohn] [ In reply to ]
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That's just a non-updated portion of the website.

Hooker training for the Sport of Scrum-Halves [Triathlon]
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [SwizBeats] [ In reply to ]
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Ah, that makes more sense now, thank you. Still, I'd expect the site to be current when registration is pending...maybe that's just me. :)

- John
"Have courage, and be kind."
https://www.strava.com/athletes/OtterJohn667
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [OtterJohn] [ In reply to ]
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OtterJohn wrote:
Ah, that makes more sense now, thank you. Still, I'd expect the site to be current when registration is pending...maybe that's just me. :)

You must be new to how "well" Ironman communicates things...
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [SwizBeats] [ In reply to ]
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SwizBeats wrote:
OtterJohn wrote:
Ah, that makes more sense now, thank you. Still, I'd expect the site to be current when registration is pending...maybe that's just me. :)

You must be new to how "well" Ironman communicates things...

Ha ha, yeah, I’m used to my local race directors who over-inform sometimes! :)

- John
"Have courage, and be kind."
https://www.strava.com/athletes/OtterJohn667
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [OtterJohn] [ In reply to ]
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OtterJohn wrote:
SwizBeats wrote:
OtterJohn wrote:
Ah, that makes more sense now, thank you. Still, I'd expect the site to be current when registration is pending...maybe that's just me. :)

You must be new to how "well" Ironman communicates things...

Ha ha, yeah, I’m used to my local race directors who over-inform sometimes! :)

Haha! 😜
Maybe/hopefully the new Ironman owner will take note!
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [OtterJohn] [ In reply to ]
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I also got the invite to re-register. It indicates that I can transfer to another "open" North American race for a $50 transfer fee. I went through the registration process but was not presented any options to transfer. Has anyone had any success with this option????
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Re: 2021 IRONMAN Arizona bike course shorted? [driver_ian] [ In reply to ]
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Pretty sure you have to email them that you want to transfer and you will be given a link for that.

Hooker training for the Sport of Scrum-Halves [Triathlon]
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