TULSA, Okla. — The first IRONMAN competition in Tulsa announced its new date Monday after getting postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The triathlon will be held May 23, 2021 -- nearly one year after it was originally scheduled.
Athletes who are registered to compete are expected to get an email with more details.
“Our team has been working closely with IRONMAN to determine the best scenario for a successful event in Tulsa. Like the athletes, we’ve been eager to host this event in 2020. After thorough deliberations with IRONMAN and our event partners, we’re all in agreement that it’s best to postpone this world-renowned triathlon to May 23, 2021. The 2021 inaugural event will allow our city and resources time to re-emerge stronger than before. To all IRONMAN staff, the athletes, and our Tulsa-based partners and volunteers, we are grateful for everyone’s support and understanding during this unprecedented scenario. We look forward to hosting this event in 2021, and bringing 10,000+ people to our city while adding $11 million dollars to Tulsa’s economy.” -Ray Hoyt, President, Tulsa Regional Tourism