The Death Of 24 Hour Racing?

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With the growing popularity of Enduro racing and shorter endurance events (such as the Whaka 100 and Huka XL), the biggest loser seems to be 24 hour racing. The World 24 Hour Championship scheduled to be held in Canmore, BC this September has succumbed to a lack of entries and has been cancelled.

24 Hours of Adrenaline founder Stuart Dorland said the race had attracted its best Pro field for years, but a lack of amateur entrants and inadequate sponsorship heralded the death knell for the event, at least for this year. Read the official blurb here.

What do you think? Is the 24 dead? What type of racing is the future for mountain biking?