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New Zealand Dropped Off World Triathlon Series Calendar

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 18 / 15

Triathlon New Zealand CEO Craig Waugh said that New Zealand "reluctantly walked away from the World Triathlon Series because the numbers simply did not work," according to David Leggat of the NEW ZEALAND HERALD. And in another "blow to the multi-sport community," Ironman 70.3 Auckland "has also bee...

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