Just as news about the compression sock ban at the Ironman World Championship spreads around the world comes an update from the World Triathlon Corporation (WTC).
According to a post on Slowtwitch.com:
"In response to athlete feedback, World Triathlon Corporation (WTC) has retracted its ban on garments that cover the calves at this year's Ford Ironman World Championship, taking place on October 10, in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Because the age of athletes wearing these garments is not visible, Ironman will eliminate marking athletes' ages on calves in Kona to ensure fairness among the field. The tradition of body marking of bib numbers on athletes' arms will remain in place. WTC will continue reviewing this issue and evaluating ways to display ages of participating athletes." - Blair LaHaye, Director of Communications of World Triathlon Corporation
Compression sock ban reversed via Slowtwitch.com
• No Compression Socks in Kona Continued...
• Don't Expect to Wear your Compression Socks in Kona on Race Day