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Triathlon News & Notes: Lange Crashes, British Olympians Race XC Nationals, and IM Expands Diversity Push

Triathlon News & Notes: Lange Crashes, British Olympians Race XC Nationals, and IM Expands Diversity Push

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For access to all of our training, gear, and race coverage, plus exclusive training plans, FinisherPix photos, event discounts, and GPS apps, sign up for Outside+ . Ironman bans Russian, Belarusian athletes from World Champs

In a statement of solidarity with Ukraine , Russian and Belarusian athletes have been banned from participating in the 2022 Ironman World Championships in St. George, Utah. Ironman is also restricting Russian and Belarusian pro athletes from any events this year, starting with the 70.3 Dubai this weekend, and stated that age group participants will not be allowed to compete under the Russian or Belarusian flag at any Ironman events in 2022. “While we recognize the difficult situation created for Russian and Belarusian athletes by these steps, we believe these are necessary to protect the integrity of the events,” the statement read.

Earlier this week, both Ironman and the Challenge Family canceled events slated for this summer in St. Petersburg and Moscow, respectively. The Ironman Foundation signs Sika Henry, aims to expand diversity in the sport

The Ironman Foundation has announced a partnership with Sika Henry , the first Black female professional triathlete, and Hoka to build awareness and expand outreach in support of the Race For Change initiative. “In partnership with Hoka, the Ironman Foundation and Sika Henry will work to identify and remove participation barriers within the sport of triathlon that impact Black and other diverse athlete groups,” the statement said. Henry’s involvement will include working with the foundation to develop […]

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