- Ironman CEO Andrew Messick shares his insights on the tragic events that happened during the Ironman European Championship in Hamburg.
- Messick admits that broadcasting the event while the rescue was still in progress was a mistake.
- Organizers held a minute of silence at the awards ceremony to honor the victim.
- Ironman will review their safety protocols and make changes if necessary.
Trifindr’s hot take:
It’s tragic to hear about the loss of an athlete during a triathlon event, and our thoughts go out to their family and friends. It’s commendable that Ironman is taking this incident seriously and reviewing their safety protocols. The decision to continue broadcasting the event during the rescue was a mistake, but hopefully, this situation will serve as a learning opportunity for everyone involved in the industry. Safety should always remain a top priority in the world of triathlon.