ITU shortens triathlon test event amid Tokyo heat concerns

The International Triathlon Union was moved to reduce the length of the running section of a test event in Tokyo today (Thursday) due to concerns over the heat.

The ITU halved the length of the running section of the race,from 10km to 5km, after temperatures crossed 30 degrees celsius despite the early start of 7:30am local time (22:30 GMT). The lengths of the cycling and swimming sections were unaffected.

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