LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Part of a Kentucky triathlon may be canceled over toxic algae blooms in the Ohio River.
News outlets report organizers of Sunday's 2019 Ironman Louisville says current algal levels could impact the swim. A statement by The Ironman Group says the volatile nature of bloom conditions means no decisions will be made until "deemed necessary."
Participants in the 2.4-mile swim course are set to jump into waters near Towhead Island in Louisville before entering the Ohio River's main channel. But Kentucky state authorities issued a standing public health advisory about the river's toxic blooms in September that warns people to not swim in the troubled water.