Until IMFL cancels, that race has a lot of hope.
I'm with Dev on this, the fact that there are people cheering on cancellations is really dumb. Every cancellation is bad for the sport. I see posts elsewhere cheering on an IM bankruptcy, and even here. If IM goes Bankrupt, Challenge won't be far behind and this sport's model will crumble.
I really dislike gloating about the cancelled races. The OP is certainly coming across as such, although he did make 100% correct predictions back in March. No denying it.
That said, I am thinking bigger picture. Before COVID, how many people had left the sport after being priced out by WTC? How many able competitors ditched triathlon because of our obsession with the $400 70.3s and $750 140.6 and the nutty Kona pursuits? Maybe this is the perfect storm that will restore some pricing parity in this sport. Maybe this is just what we need to come out stronger than ever by giving new brands a chance? I would like to see lifestyle brands that the average person can connect with - as opposed to triathlon being essentially just WTC shortsightedly chasing growth at all costs at the expense of the future of the sport?
And frankly, with the way WTC has behaved towards its old customers (I have done 20+ wtc events, and I don't deserve the courtesy of a partial refund anytime I bloody want so?) - it frankly is the antithesis of what I see as a plain old good customer service. If they go, so be it.
Next races on the schedule: lolwut?