TAMPA, Fla. (June 23, 2015) – Due to the current weather forecast calling for unusually high temperatures for this weekend’s IRONMAN® Coeur d’Alene event, IRONMAN has decided to adjust the race start time to 5:30 a.m.
As our primary concern is the safety and security of our participants, spectators, volunteers, first responders and staff, we have been and will continue to be in constant communication with the National Weather Center and medical personnel to make certain we have the most accurate and up-to-date information. Plans have already been made to increase medical personnel support on the course as well as to increase our on course misting stations, fluids, sponges and ice orders. We will continue to work on additional contingency plans if adverse weather conditions require further modifications to the event. If any additional changes become necessary, they will be communicated to the athletes as early as possible.
Below is the new timeline for the race:
5:30 a.m. – Pro Men
5:35 a.m. – Pro Women
5:45 a.m. – Rolling Age-Group Start
8:20 a.m. – Swim cut-off
12:30 p.m. – First Bike cut-off (Any rider who has not made the start of the second lap by 12:30 p.m. will not be allowed to continue).
3:15 p.m. – Second bike cut-off (Highway 95 turn-around).
4:30 p.m. – Official bike cut-off
8:00 p.m. – Run cut-off at halfway point of run (Lakeside turn-around)
9:30 p.m. – Second run cut-off (Bennett Bay Hill)
11:00 p.m. – Race officially ends
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