Hopes remain high of securing a regular leg of the ITU World Championship triathlon series in Auckland.
Proposals were submitted to the governing body earlier this year to host a leg.
Chief executive of this year's ITU World Championship final in Auckland, Dave Beeche says they'll know more soon.
"We're hoping to be able to confirm one way or the other in early August. It's a work in progress, there's still some water to go under the bridge, in an ideal world we would be seeking to host a regular leg of the world championship series every year."
Meanwhile, Beeche is confident there'll be no major competition between his event and an Auckland Ironman event to be confirmed today.
Plans will be unveiled this morning by Auckland Council and the international Ironman organisation.
Beeche says he doesn't expect a battle for sponsorship dollars.
"We're locked and loaded, we've completed our sponsorship targets for the year and we've got a fantastic number of partners and supporters on board for our event. It's quite a different flavour event.
"They're falling at quite different times and attract a slightly different market. The Ironman distance is slightly longer than our market, and it's quite a different product actually."
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