After an 8-year hiatus, Japan's primary large-scale triathlon race organizer Athlonia announced plans in early August to bring back the full distance IRONMAN to Japan in 2023.
The brief news release mentions coordination with Higashi Mikawa, located in the Toyokawa basin in the eastern part of Aichi Prefecture and home to the city of Toyohashi. Aichi Prefecture has been the home to IRONMAN 70.3 Centrair since 2010. However, since a major accident among athletes on the compact seven-lap bike course in the 2020 edition of the race, IRONMAN has remained dormant in Japan - failing to return in 2021 and with no signs for revival in 2022.
Read the brief news release in Japanese at https://athlonia.com/topics/post-3/
IRONMAN Japan: Background