【 鐵人小教室 】
Q: Do you know why IRONMAN prohibits crossing the finish line with companions?
A: Life is like a box of chocolate; we never know what could go wrong if athletes cross the finish line with non-participating individuals. Also, athletes are both physically and mentally exhausted after a long, demanding race and thus unable to react immediately to any accident that occurs.
Only participants in the same relay team are allowed to cross the finish line hand in hand. Such rule is complied by all IRONMAN races around the globe because it is our priority to provide a fair race condition and ensure the safety of all athletes.
But cheer up! You can still cheer for your loved one beside the finish line fence and give them a big hug after they’ve finished the race!