The Ironman competition that was held in New Jersey and New York for the first time this summer may not happen in 2013.
Registration for the Ironman U.S. Championship for the 2013 triathlon has been suspended due to an increase in fees for contestants, according to the Record. The triathlon made its debut in New Jersey and New York on Aug. 11, but race officials are considering if the event will make a return to the Tri-State area.
From an $895 fee in 2012, the 2013 fee saw a 30 percent increase. The World Triathlon Corp. approved a $1,200 fee for next year.
John Korff, the organizer for the New York Ironman, told the Record that entries have been low due to the price increase.
“There was pushback,” said Korff. “The price was high. Therefore, the entries were low.”
According to Fort Lee Suburbanite , Fort Lee will co-host the Ironman competition for the next two years beginning in 2013. Fort Lee mayor Mark Sokolich said that he did not want to reveal any details until after the 2012 triathlon.
“I didn’t tell anybody until I saw how the first year went,” said Sokolich. “It’s great,and I’m so happy that we are going to be the annual host of it.”