Under strange and dubious circumstances, the organizers were asked by the offical World Triathlon Organization “to stay silent” until the WTO was ready to make the announcement. The event was to have been raced on August 5th. It should be noted that Washington Sports & Event Management LLC had been licensed to hold the event using the WTO name. The WTO was apparently worried the cancellation would ‘hurt the brand’ and convinced WSEM to hold back on the announcement even after it was known that entry numbers were below what was needed to make the race profitable. More can be learned at the Washingtonianand at StrideNation and for even more, Trijuice. This and other cancellations continue to prove producing triathlons can be an expensive and somewhat risky business proposition.