We have been suffering for several days in Spain and other European countries a heat wave, reaching record figures of up to 45 degrees in the central hours of the day.
Many times we have talked about how to train with heat, but competing at high intensities with these temperatures can be dangerous. For this reason, some competitions have chosen to cut their tests, to avoid athletes the dreaded heat strokes.
Two of them are the Triathlon Series Madrid and the IRONMAN of Nice, where it has been decided to cut some of the sectors of the competition.
In the Madrid test, where more than 3.600 triathletes will participate The organization has decided to establish the following distances in its competitions.
🔽 Supersprint. 1 lap - 1,5 km
🔽 Sprint. 1 lap - 3,8 km
🔽 Olympic. 2 laps - 7,6 km
🔽 Shorts. 2 laps - 7,6 km
🔽 Half. 4 turns. 15,2 km
🔽 Aquathlon. 1 turn. 3,8 km
☝️ In addition, the cycling of the Supersprint will take place 1 lap of 5 km.
In the test that takes place in France, where Frederick Van Lierde He will seek his sixth victory in the test, the department head has forced to cut the test leaving it with a distance of 3,8 km for swimming, 152 km for cycling and 30 km for running.
This weekend the European Championship is also disputed IRONMAN in Frankfurt (Germany), where high temperatures are also expected, although not as excessive as in Spain or France. In this test the race sector has been modified so that it passes through a park where there is a lot of shade.