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During the Lixil RONMAN 70.3 Centrair Chita Peninsula Japan held on October 18 and operated by IRONMAN 70.3 Centrair Chita Peninsula Japan Executive Committee, a licensee of IRONMAN, race officials were made aware of a crash involving three athletes during the bike portion of the race around 10 a.m. One of the athletes suffered significant injuries requiring the race to be stopped for lifesaving activities and their transport to a nearby hospital. The other two athletes were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Officials in conjunction with first responders shut the course down and athletes were rerouted into transition where they were later able to resume the run portion of the event at 11:42 a.m.
We are grateful for the quick response and work of emergency personnel as well as athletes in the vicinity who as trained medical professionals provided immediate life-saving support. Thanks to their efforts, the athlete is now conscious and continuing their recovery. The well-being of our competitors is paramount, and we will continue to work with local authorities on the details of the incident. Our thoughts and concerns remain with the athlete and their family and friends, whom we will continue to support through their recovery.
About the event
The only IRONMAN 70.3 race in Japan, located near Nagoya city, Japan’s fourth largest city, unfolds in Chita Peninsula in Aichi Prefecture (includes 3 cities, Chita, Tokoname, and Handa) surrounding Centrair International Airport.
The race course traverses Chita Peninsula with rich landscape spreading. Centrair International Airport will act as the hub of the event; Expo, Race briefing and Award Party will be held inside the airport terminal, offering a unique IRONMAN 70.3 experience for athletes and fans alike.
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