From the link:
Due to an unprecedented and severe weather forecast by the New Zealand Meteorological Service (NZMS), Saturday's Ironman New Zealand has been postponed for safety reasons. The forecast calls for a "severe gale with gusts of 120km/h between 7 and 11 a.m. Saturday." The NZMS anticipates the weather to clear Saturday afternoon and an Ironman 70.3 race is scheduled for Ironman New Zealand athletes on Sunday starting at 8:00 a.m.
Diesel and some other Hawaii friends are there, prepared for IMNZ. This is brutal for them. I can't imagine having put in all that hard work, all that sweat and stress, and then to get slapped down by the weather. No blame to the IMNZ officials, I wouldn't want to race in those conditions, and you've gotta be impressed with their ability to reschedule the race into a 70.3 the next day, but still...oof. And this doesn't begin to take into account the cost of getting to New Zealand and boarding there. So much to be bummed about. I hope the 70.3 on Sunday goes well at least.