Calling it “repulsive” and a “betrayal of the community,” the Musselman Triathlon founder is sounding off after the company that ran the event the last five years sold it to Ironman, a giant of the sport.
“In my opinion, this is a sad day for Musselman and everything it stood for,” Jeff Henderson said in an email to the Finger Lakes Times Monday. “The way this happened is repulsive and a betrayal of the community that has supported this event for 16 years now.”
In a press release sent to media outlets Monday, Ironman officials announced acquisition of the Musselman. The most recent event wrapped up Sunday.
Henderson, a Geneva resident, founded the Musselman in 2004 and was race director for 11 years before selling the race to Score This!!!, a timing and race production company in Buffalo. Score This!!! was the official Musselman timer every year since the inaugural event.