Ironman South Africa Managing Director Keith Bowler was present in an orchestrated announcement, between the Mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, race sponsors Standard Chartered Bank and Ironman. The plan is to shut, rebuild and re-lay both sides of a section of Heugh Road.
The new course saves R175 milllion in repair costs, which is great news for local tax payers, who would have otherwise had to foot the bill. Aksed about the ipending "day-zero" where water effectively runs out, Economic development, tourism and agriculture mayoral committee member Andrew Whitfield said he was putting his faith in local residents conserving enough water for the race. Well, thats ok then.