Hy-Vee Triathlon is no more

The Hy-Vee Triathlon is no more – after eight years of pulling in big-name athletes to the city of Des Moines, USA, the title sponsor has decided to call it a day. Midwestern retailer Hy-Vee says that it plans to shift its focus to a new event series promoting health and wellness in children, with a formal announcement expected next month.


There may yet be hope for Iowa multisporters though, as the organiser plans to keep the triathlon going, according to reports – starting this summer. “We still have the permits for the city,” the Des Moines Register quotes race director Bill Burke as saying. “And we will be doing the new, inaugural Des Moines Triathlon.”