Ironman Muncie 70.3 cancellation: economic impact?

As we told you first last week, Ironman Muncie 70.3 was cancelled by the Delaware County Health Department.  We wondered what the economic impact will be to Delaware County – and according to Muncie Visitors Bureau Director Jim Mansfield, using a formula widely used by the tourism industry, a conservative estimate is $1.7 million lost in tourism dollars – from hotels, to restaurants and much more.  Why was the decision made to cancel?  We have that, Friday morning at this time on WLBC.