The swimming leg of the International Triathlon Union’s Paratriathlon World Cup in Tokyo, which doubles as a test of event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, was canceled Saturday due to poor water quality.
According to organizers, the amount of E. coli bacteria found in a test conducted Friday of the water at Tokyo’s Odaiba Marine Park was two times higher than the limit set by the ITU. The event was changed to a duathlon.
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