IRONMAN launches the IRONMAN Smart program, with post-covid measures for future competitions

"We have created a plan to bring racing and we believe that these guidelines will keep our athletes, volunteers, staff and communities safe."

IRONMAN has launched a new program to ensure the safety of athletes and all Staff, for the return to Post.Covid competitions.

Among the measures, stand out, use of masks, temperature taking, social distancing, use of hydration backpacks, elimination of welcome parties or awards ceremonyEtc. ..

These measures have been taken following the standards of the World Health Organization and its Advisory Council
from IRONMAN himself

The company will follow a series of measures following the standards for mass participation outdoor sporting events.

Based on the standards of the World Health Organization (WHO) and designed according to the guidance of the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Council (IGMAB), lThe measures are designed to allow triathlons to be organized consistently with each of the objectives of local communities and within the expectations established by public health entities around the world in relation to the impacts of COVID-19.

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ST POLTEN, AUSTRIA - MAY 17: Participants await the start of the race during the Ironman 70.3: St. Polten on May 17, 2015 in St Polten, Austria. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst / Getty Images for Ironman) *** Local Caption ***

IRONMAN is committed to organize careers safely, and thus reduce the risk for athletes, volunteers and host communities.

Measures:

As a result, the operating principles for re-competing safely are organized around five broad areas of risk mitigation:

Improved hygiene:

Hand sanitizers, hand washing stations and disinfectant wipes will be available at all events. It will also improve cleaning of common areas.

Staff and volunteers will receive gloves and masks to wear while performing their duties in all areas.

Athletes will receive masks when picking up the pack welcome and will have to be used around the areas enabled for the event.

Detection and training:

Adequate health, hygiene and safety training will be provided for staff and volunteers in necessary functional areas.

The IRONMAN Smart Program will also provide safety guidelines for volunteers. Athletes and volunteers should complete a pre-race health questionnaire. Also, in many places body temperature will be taken no contact.

According to the guidelines of the World Health Organization, people with a body temperature of more than 38º will not be able to compete, volunteer or work.

Density reduction:

We will carry out measures to increase the space between athletes and support staff in busy areas of the event, such as swim start areas, transitions, and goals.

La modification or elimination of non-essential racing services such as banquets or welcome ceremonies can also occur.

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Minimization of contact points:

We will reduce or eliminate contact points and points of interaction between staff, athletes and volunteers without compromising the safety of the event, throughl redesign and reconfiguration of event areas, as well as race areas and aid stations.

Athlete self-sufficiency:

Thanks to the guidance of the Athlete Smart ™ program, athletes will be able to determine their individual level of self-sufficiency and also to minimize interaction with race officials and volunteers.

Athletes will be advised to take their nutrition products with them and to use for example hydration vests.

Athletes will be able to review self-sufficiency tips here  www.ironman.com/return-tips.

"We have created a plan to bring racing and we believe these guidelines will keep our athletes, volunteers, staff and communities safe."

"We have been working with experts to learn how to organize safe endurance events in a post-Covid-19 environment that revive the economy and bring back the mental and physical benefits to athletes," said Andrew Messick, president and CEO of The IRONMAN Group.

These measures could eliminate up to 90% of contact points

Implementation of these best practices at IRONMAN and IRONMAN 70.3 events, including self-reliance recommendations, could  eliminate up to 90% of all touchpoints and interactions for athletes.

"These guidelines are designed to bring competitions back in a safe and healthy way."

All measures will always be consulted with the IRONMAN Global Medical Advisory Council, local authorities and all those who are part of the ecosystem of our events, "added Messick.

The Return to Racing Athlete Pledge program

IRONMAN has also developed a program for athletes called Return to Racing Athlete Pledge which emphasizes the new responsibility of athletes to cooperate all together in order to compete, providing enough space and time to ensure the safety of all.

More information: https://www.ironman.com/

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