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IROMAN Triathlon racing is back faster, fitter and better prepared than ever!

Racing must return in a manner consistent with sound public health guidelines. The IRONMAN Group, global leaders in the mass participation industry, have crafted interim guidelines to outline best practices for operating IRONMAN's global mass participation triathlon events in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. These guidelines were prepared in accordance with industry standards for open air mass participation sporting events including standards from World Health Organization (WHO) and guidance from the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Board. These guidelines are designed to allow for IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 triathlons to be organized in a manner consistent both with a community’s objectives and with the expectations of public health entities around the world.

During the development of these guidelines, The IRONMAN Group conducted detailed benchmarking of many of our races around the world to measure concentrations of physical touchpoints and proximal interactions. Our approach started from when athletes arrive at an event for packet pick-up and continued until they left the venue post-race – and focused on all aspects of the race experience including (but not limited to) registration, expo, merchandise, welcome functions, transition, swim start, aid stations, finish line and day after functions.

The implementation of the guidelines can reduce total touchpoints and interactions by as much as 90% as compared to 2019 racing standards.

The manner and scale to which these guidelines are adopted will vary due to local regulations in each of our host communities. In addition to applying our own best practices, IRONMAN will follow all regulations and guidelines applicable to the local venues.