Athlete Check-In is compulsory for all participants.
Date: 24 August, Saturday
Time: 10.00 – 18.00
Venue: IRONMAN Village
Note: ALL Team Relay members are required to come and collect their kits as a team, and each member needs to sign their own medical waiver.
Introducing elite waves for age group men and women, age group racing gets more exciting in 2019!
The organizer selects the best athletes to start in the elite waves, and compete with athletes of similar abilities regardless of age groups.
Athletes will be invited to join the Elite wave, based on finish times at previous IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan events (Sub 4h40min for men and sub 5h15min for women). There will also be wildcard entries available.
These athletes will still be ranked in their respective age groups, and will still earn slots for the 2020 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship.
Athletes who would like to be considered for a wildcard should email their recent results to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 4 August 2019.
Wildcard requests close 6pm, Sunday 4 August 2019.
The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships are being held (relatively) close to our homeland in 2020. Don’t miss this chance to qualify – we have 60 SLOTS up for grabs!
Note regarding eligibility:
Only Age‐Group Athletes are eligible to receive Age‐Group World Championship qualifying Slots. Athletes holding current Professional or Elite status with any ITU Member National Triathlon Governing Body, WTC’s Pro Membership program or having raced as an elite athlete in any international events during the calendar year, are not eligible for Age Group Slots. Athletes may not at the time of the event, nor at the time of the World Championship event they have qualified for, hold professional or elite status.
Any change in an athletes status prior to any event participation or a qualified World Championship event must be disclosed to WTC immediately. Failure of Athlete to make such disclosure will be cause for disqualification from such Event and may result in sanction from WTC Events.
– Each Age Group that has at least one official starter will receive a minimum of 1 qualifying slot.
– Additional qualifying slots for an Age Group will be determined on the number of official starters in each Age Group.
– The final number of qualifying slots per Age Group will be published within 3 hours of the final flag-off and posted on the results board at the IRONMAN Village.
– If an automatic qualifier in an Age Group chooses not to take the slot, the next eligible finisher in that Age Group may claim the slot that has rolled down.
– If no one claims a qualifying slot in a particular Age Group, that unclaimed slot will be reallocated to another Age Group within the same gender, based on the athletes-to-slots ratio. The Age Group within the gender with the largest athletes-to-slots ratio will receive the first reallocated slot, followed by the next largest ratio receiving the second re-allocated slot (if applicable), and so on.
Please look after yourself and try to stay away from the medical tent! In Bintan, heat takes on a whole new meaning: high temperatures and very high humidity. These combined puts a great deal of stress to your body and places you at greater risk of developing a heat injury.
Make sure your ticker is working at full throttle by having a check up at with your local doctor. This will avoid any nasty surprises as you train and on race day. It is especially important for males aged 35 and over.
Your race hydration should begin in the days leading up to the event! Be sure to keep drinking water and electrolyte drinks for two days prior to ensure you start the race fully hydrated. Once the guns goes, a combination of water and electrolyte drinks during the race will help keep your performance up and your injury risk down. Stop at all the aid stations and cool down with a cold water sponge while grabbing your chosen drinks.
If this is your first time at IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan or have been training in a cooler and less humid place, start your race at a slower pace than you normally would. Listen to your body and let it guide you to the best race pace for you.
Check with the medical team before you take part in the race. Had diarrhoea or vomiting recently? This would have resulted in loss of fluid and electrolytes, so ensure to replace these before you head to the transition area to set up for the race.
Slow your pace down and even take a short break. If things don’t improve, inform a race official and head to the medical tent.
Even as you take care of yourself before and during the event, keep an eye out for any fellow participant who might not be looking too well. If you see someone stumbling, running or walking in a strange way, or someone who seems to be really struggling, please stop and ask how they are. You may be doing that person a big favour by letting a race official know or by asking for medical help.
Here’s wishing you a wonderful, healthy and safe day at IRONMAN 70.3 Bintan!