Race timing and cut-offs
The race will officially end 8 hours 30 minutes after the final athlete starts the swim, via the rolling start. Splits will be tracked for every athlete, across each leg, based on their respective start time, following the rolling start. The following cut-off times apply for each individual segment of the race:
PERSONAL SWIM CUT-OFF: 1 hour 10 mins after individual swim start time
Each athlete must complete the swim in under 1 hour and 10 minutes, which is measured from the athlete’s personal start time until the moment the athlete crosses the timing mat after completing the 1.9km swim.
Any swimmer unable to reach this time cut-off will be classified as Did Not Finish (DNF). Swimmers classified as DNF are allowed to continue the bike and run phase.
SWIM COURSE CUT-OFF
Race officials will be enforcing a course cut off, 1 hour 10 minutes after the last athlete’s swim start. Athletes who are unable to complete the swim before this will be classified as DNF, and will not be allowed to continue the bike and run phase.
PERSONAL BIKE CUT-OFF: 5 hours 30 mins after individual SWIM start time
Each athlete must complete the bike leg within 5 hours and 30 minutes, which is measured from the athlete’s personal swim start time until the moment the athlete crosses the timing mat when entering transition after the 90km bike leg.
BIKE COURSE CUT-OFF
Race officials will be enforcing a course cut off, 5 hours 30 minutes after the last athlete’s swim start. All cyclists must have passed the bike dismount line at transition by this time.
Athletes who are unable to complete the bike before this will be classified as DNF, and will not be allowed to continue the run phase.
Cyclists who are still on the bike course after the course cut-off time will be collected by the event sag wagon.
PERSONAL RUN CUT-OFF: 8 hours 30 minutes after individual SWIM start time
Each athlete must complete the race within 8 hours and 30 minutes, which is measured from the athlete’s personal swim start time until the moment the athlete crosses the finish line.
FINISH LINE CUT-OFF
The finish line closes 8 hours 30 mins after the last athlete’s swim start time of IRONMAN®70.3®Bintan.
Athletes who are unable to complete the race before this time will be classified as DNF.
IRONMAN officials reserve the right to remove athletes off the course who exceed any designated cut-off time.
Participants who are not able to finish any of the stages in the times listed above must withdraw from the race and hand over their race number and timing chip to race officials.
Athletes taking longer than any of the cut-off times stated above will receive DNF status. Even in the case they complete the race, without being removed off the course by IRONMAN officials, they will still not be considered a finisher and will not be entitled to finisher items (medal, finisher towel, finisher shirt).
Penalties and Disciplinary Actions
Red card – immediate disqualification
Grossly unsportsmanlike behaviour
Disrespectful attitude with marshals, volunteers, spectators, organisers
Nudity outside the changing tents in transition zone
Refusal to adhere to rules
Use of communication devices of any type, includes but not limited to cell phones, radios and music players
Three blue card offences = immediate disqualification
Repeated warning offences (see yellow card “warnings” below)
Cut-off time exceeded
Blue card – time penalty of 5 minutes
Drafting on the bike
Illegal pass on the bike
Throwing of waste outside of aid-station discard areas
Repeated yellow card offences (see yellow card “stop & go” below)
Yellow card – 30 second stop & go penalty
Blocking on the bike
Equipment not in conformity with the rules
Being accompanied by another person (on motorised/un-motorised vehicles or by foot)
Nutrition/ hydration supplies from third party outside of an aid station
Biking in transition area (before the mount-line / after the dismount-line)
Racing bare torso (on the bike and run leg);
Helmet not fastened properly upon leaving and entering transition area
Wrongful storage of the bike and/or equipment in the transition area;
Absence of race number or misplacement;
Using of headsets or headphones
Procedures for Warnings and Penalties
The referee drives up to the participant, makes eye contact with the participant, calls his number in English and then shows the participant a red, blue or yellow card inline with the infringement.
If the participant receives a blue card, they must check-in to the “Penalty Box” in the transition area after completing the full distance of the bike course.
If the participant receives a red card, they are instantly disqualified and must hand over his race number and timing chip to the referee and return to the transition area to collect his belongings.
If the participant receives a yellow card, they must stop and listen to the referee’s warning before resuming the race.
Penalties received during the bike will be served in the “Penalty Box” located in the transition area upon return from the bike
If a participant receives a time penalty, they will move to the side and serve the penalty on the spot of the violation under the instruction of the marshal.
If the participant receives a yellow card during the run, they must stop and listen to the marshal before resuming the race.
Serving the penalty – It is the Participant’s responsibility to report to the referee in the “Penalty Box” to serve the penalty. Failure to serve the penalty will result in disqualification.
Penalties received during the run will be served at the point of the rule violation. There is no penalty box on the run course.
Penalties received during the swim will be served in the “Penalty Box” located in the transition area upon return from the swim
Participants who are not able or do not wish to continue the race, must report to the Information Desk in the IRONMAN Village and return their timing chip
The Event Medical Team will have ultimate discretion and the final decision as to the suitability of a competitor to continue or if they should be withdrawn from the event
In case a participant is disqualified on the swim, bike or run course, it will be communicated directly to the Race Referee. The athlete will not be allowed back onto the race course.