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North Carolina triathlon canceled after dropping Trump name

Posted 6:06 p.m. Saturday
Updated 10:17 a.m. Sunday

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— A triathlon scheduled for a Trump National golf course in North Carolina has been canceled just days after the race director changed the name of the event to distance it from President Donald Trump's name.

The Charlotte Observer reports "Tri at the Trump," was scheduled for Oct. 8. Race organizer Chuck McAllister said he received several complaints over the summer about the name of the race. On Tuesday, McAllister announced the name had been changed to "Tri for Good."

On Saturday, McAllister decided to cancel the race, not wanting the event to become even more politicized. The race benefits children who have cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. This year would have been the triathlon's fourth year.

McAllister said he intends to bring the race back in 2018.


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  • Yannick Tsonga Sep 18, 1:43 p.m.
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    Obama's name isn't on the bill. It's called the "Affordable Care Act". If you are referring to "Obamacare", that was a nickname given to it by opponents of the bill.

  • Robert Williams Sep 18, 1:05 p.m.
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    This is ridiculous. Not everyone liked Obama either. What if we demand his name being taken off that health bill????

  • Michael Bryant Sep 18, 11:21 a.m.
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    I love how everyone on here is blaming "the liberals" for this event being canceled. Blame can be accepted for the name change, but blaming for the cancellation is inaccurate. It was cancelled because it faced backlash from BOTH sides. The left didn't like the name, so it was changed to appeal to everyone. The right most likely made a huge fuss themselves after finding out Trump was removed from the name (ironic, eh?). It is extremely likely that it was cancelled because of this unnecessary argument from BOTH sides. Because both sides will not stop bickering about every little thing, they ended up cancelling the whole event. I don’t like the Trump name either, but it WAS on a Trump golf course. I mean come on people, stop bring ridiculous.

  • Joe Hill Sep 18, 10:40 a.m.
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    So children-which I don't have any-are going to suffer even more because of the liberals. I'd call them something else but my email wouldn't be posted. I want an election so I can vote for every Republican running. Never voting for a Dem again as long as I live!!!!

  • Tom Baker Sep 18, 9:18 a.m.
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    There are dozens of reasons why the Trump brand is toxic. All brought onto himself by Trump. He even manages that his brand is toxic in regard to charitable giving. How despicable is that? It is just good business sense for a charitable event to have nothing to do with the brand.

  • Frank Curcio Sep 18, 7:51 a.m.
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    The headline is very misleading - it sounds like the reason for the cancellation was BECAUSE the name was changed. This word "after" should be change to "despite".

  • Scott Patterson Sep 18, 7:33 a.m.
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    Over half of the proceeds probably went to the course anyways. Why anybody would want to have an event at a 45 property at this point in beyond me.

  • Tim Orr Sep 18, 1:52 a.m.
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    Curious though...does the race director work for the Trump course?

  • Robert Swiger Sr. Sep 17, 9:19 p.m.
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    it was destroyed when Obama became President

  • Teddy Fowler Sep 17, 9:08 p.m.
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    Liberals lost the election... and like children who don't get what they want.... they throw a tantrum fit and cry and whine hoping they will finally get what they want.... and they don't care who they hurt (in this case the children in need) along the way as the tantrum runs its course.... which probably will last another 7 years that Trump is President....