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水溫低於 24.5 °C 開放穿著防寒衣；水溫高於 24.5 °C 不僅不開放穿著防寒衣，若有穿著競速衣，袖子不得超過手肘以下，膝蓋以下也不得有布料覆蓋，若違反此規定將會被取消資格，選手們千萬要注意呀!
2019年 IRONMAN Taiwan 水溫高於24.5度， 依規定無法開放穿著防寒衣，但大會考量到嵵裡海流強勁，擔心選手安全，最終於賽事說明會時公布選手可自行選擇是否穿著防寒衣。
Q: Do you know the rule of the wetsuit in IRONMAN?
A: IRONMAN triathlon has very strict regulation of the use of a wetsuit. Whether wetsuit can be worn depends on the water temperature one day before race day and will be announced during the Race Briefing.
Wetsuit can be worn in water temperature below 24.5 °C and is prohibited in water temperature above 24.5 °C. An athlete using speedsuit that extends past the elbows or knees will be disqualified from the race, so make sure you check the competition rule before packing your gears!
The water temperature in 2019 IRONMAN Taiwan reached above 24.5°C and therefore according to the rule wetsuit is prohibited. Given that, however, the strong ocean current might cause danger to participating athletes, the announcement was made – athletes were able to decide whether to use a wetsuit, but those who did would not be eligible for age-group awards and any IRONMAN World Championship slots.
Only 1/3 of the participants of the 2019 IRONMAN Taiwan went for using went suit, showing a noticeable increase in water confidence over the past
Still nervous about swimming in open water even with a wetsuit on?
Well, the Flowing Lake in Taitung, aka the “giant swimming pool” is definitely a good place to start!
Ready to fight with the ocean?