Not that I want to contribute to the rumor mill (but apparently I do)…
It’s been said here, that the ever encompassing world of Ironman may become even more ever encompassing.
There’s a chance that the California 70.3 (Oceanside) will become a full 140.6 in 2009!
According to my in-depth research (which consist of hiring two Crack addicts for pennies on the dollar to filter through the Internet for anything resembling California Ironman), there DID indeed use to be a California Ironman.
But it looks like it was only for a couple of years 2000 and 2001. Both were done on the same day as the now California Half-ironman.
Not sure why they decided to change to Half and not sure why they will decide to take it to the full again. But it seems that changing it back to the long course shouldn’t cost them anymore and they’ll just make it a two loop system.
Here’s hoping! (Although at this time in my training, it doesn’t really matter to me)