Talkback: Outrage greets IMUK's decision to shorten bike leg by 17 miles
Those who are feeling short changed etc etc need to spend a day or two in the fireman’s boots to see the devastation caused by the fires. I am no supporter of Ironman the brand they are money grabbing and don’t really care for the competitors however, in this instance you only needed to look at the news for the last three weeks to know this was likely to happen. It will still be a competitive bike even without the sheep house hill climb, can you call yourself an Ironman after completeing this event YES you bloody well can. Should you be allowed to defer YES you bloody well should! They have changed the course necessarily but should still allow people to defer because of it, but as some says they have your money and your blood why not take it all.