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Triathlon's Grand Final will not take place in 2020

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The World Triathlon Grand Final, scheduled for August in Edmonton, Alberta, will not take place in 2020, with restrictions due to the COVID-19 outbreak making it impossible for the event to take place according to organizers.

Citing guidance from Alberta’s chief medical officer of health that limits “gatherings of more than 15 people,” World Triathlon said it would look for “new options” to hold the event in the future.

The climax of the International Triathlon Union’s season is the latest sporting event upended by the virus, as millions across the globe head indoors under lockdown and social distancing procedures.

Organizers said in a statement they shared “deep disappointment” that the event, originally set for August 17 to 23, would not go forward but that “the current global situation with the COVID-19 outbreak makes it impossible for the event to happen at this stage.”

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