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Contestant
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           Welcome Athletes
What makes the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa
unique is the five day experience it offers:
             Exclusive 5 day Expo showcasing the very
             latest in the triathlon world
             Pasta Party
             MTN Corporate Triathlon Challenge
             Pritt Ironkids
             Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa
              Awards Ceremony
                                                                                              Paul Wolff, Race Director
We recommend that you try and plan your stay for the
duration of the five day program and feel the Spirit, which
is IRONMAN.                                                                        On behalf of Triangle South Africa, event staff and all
                                                                                   residents of the region, I would like to welcome all athletes
We hope that you enjoy your stay and that this event                               and guests to the 4th Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa
is a memorable one for you.                                                        to be held in Nelson Mandela Bay - Port Elizabeth.

The TRIANGLE SOUTH AFRICA Office: 083 900 IRON                                     We at the Triangle group are exited about adding this
Triangle SA | 161 Main Road | Walmer | Port Elizabeth                              new 70.3 event to our portfolio of races
Tel: +27 (0) 41 581 7990 | Fax: +27 (0) 41 581 4553
Email: officeafrica@triangle.cc                                                    1) Ironman 70.3 South Africa - 13 January 2008
www.ironmansouthafrica.com | www.triangle.cc                                       2) Ironman South Africa - 13 April 2008
                                                                                   3) Ironman 70.3 St. Polten - 31 May 2008
Race Office during Race Week: Koi Gallery | The
Boardwalk | Hobie Beach | Port Elizabeth                                           4) Ironman France-Nice - 22 June 2008
                                                                                   5) Karten Ironman Austria - 13 July 2008
The 2008 Race Committee:                                                           6) Ironman 70.3 Monaco - 7 September 2008
The TRIANGEL SA Team:             Keith Bowler
                                  Paul Wolff                                       Our aim is to be amongst the best Ironman races in the
                                  Helge Lorenz                                     world and thank you for selecting one of our races.
                                  Stefan Petschnig
                                  Georg Hochegger                                  Good luck, be safe and enjoy the race.
                                  Mandla Madwara




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REGISTRATION
Thursday: 10th April (9h00 – 18h00)
Friday:   11th April (9h00 – 18h00)
Saturday: 12th April (8h00 – 12h00)


Registration will take place at the Boardwalk Conference Centre at the Boardwalk.
You may pick up your registration packs during these times. Please bring your I.D
photo or passport. Please provide us with the name, room number and phone number of your accommodation
at Registration while staying in PE. These details MUST also be written on the reverse side of your race
number – these details could save your life!

Please Note: if you will be changing locations between the time you register and race day, you will need
to notify the Registrations Team Director of that change when you have the information. ALL REGISTRATION
PACKS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 12h00 ON SATURDAY – 12th APRIL.
Note: All Pro/Elite athletes must provide proof of professional/elite status at time of registration.

SATURDAY: 12 APRIL 2008
                                                                                                   BIKE CHECK IN TIME:                          RACE NUMBERS:
BIKE/HELMET CHECK-IN: 14h30 - 18h00                                                                       14h30 - 15h30                             1 - 600
Location: Hobie Beach | Port Elizabeth
Security: Overnight security is provided in the bike compound.                                            15h30 - 16h30                           601 - 1000
You have the option of covering your bike computer or
removing it. Full bike covers are not permitted and will                                                  16h30 - 17h30                           1000 - 1600
be removed. You will have access to your bike at 5am                                                      17h30 - 18h00                             1600+
on race morning.
Bike check-in will close at 18h00.
No one will be permitted to check-in or rack any bikes after 18h00.



TRANSITION BAGS CHECK-IN: 14h30 - 18h00

You will receive your Run / Bike / Swim Transition bags inside your registration pack. Please pack your gear
in the appropriate bag and bring it to a designated check-in area on Saturday, 12th April with bike
check-in. You will be escorted to the bag racks where you will rack your own bags.
Transition bags check-in close at 18h00 – no one will be permitted to check-in or rack any
bags after 18h00.

SUNDAY: 13 APRIL 2008 - RACE DAY
RACE DAY TIMING CHECK-IN: 5h00
Participants will receive an official swim cap, a timing chip and chip belt inside your registration packs.
Race day check-in time will begin at 5h00 at the Hobie Beach parking lot. You must bring your official swim
cap with you and have your timing chip secured to your LEFT leg in order to enter the transition area on
Sunday 13th April. You must complete the check-in prior to entering the swim area. You will be required to
walk across a timing mat upon completing the check in process as you enter the swim start area.
There will be 3 Schenker trucks parked at the entrance to the transition. They will be marked as follows:
1.       “SWIM BAG”
2.       “SPECIAL NEEDS CYCLE”
3.       “SPECIAL NEEDS RUN”
These bags can be collected at the Schenker Booth on the left as you enter the Boardwalk Conference Centre.
Please ensure you place the right bag into the right truck

PROFESSIONAL / AGE GROUP RACE START: 7h00
Ensure you line up in the correct areas; age groups at the back, elite/professionals to the right front in the cornered
off area. No athlete can enter the water from the swim area. Not even to wet their goggles. Stay behind
the start line. If you disobey this rule, you will be given a time penalty. Use the warm-up area to get ready to
race. The age groupers must line up with those able to swim sub 1 hour in the front, the next group 1hr 30mins
behind them and those taking longer then 1hr 30min at the back. This is for your own safety!


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  SWIM
   3.8km / 2.4 mile Sea Swim

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The 3.8km / 2.4mile swim is an ocean swim, and each athlete is expected to have the ability and
conditioning to complete the swim. Since many contestants train in a pool, we strongly recommend you
are able to complete the 3.8km / 2.4 mile distance (152 lengths in a 25-meter pool) in 1 hour and 45
minutes or less. Ocean swimming is slower than pool swimming, and the swim segment must be
completed in 2 hours and 20 minutes or less in order to continue the race. IRONMAN provides a brightly
coloured official swim cap for each contestant. This cap is provided for safety and MUST be worn
throughout the swim. Prior to the start, use your swim bag to hold your belongings that you will require
after the race. No valuables and no bicycle pumps, PLEASE. These bags will be kept in the athlete
tent and should be retrieved immediately after you finish the marathon.

RACE DAY: Pre-race final check-in will begin at 5h00 (approx. 2 hours before race start). Athletes will
be required to cross over the mats at the swim start to ensure that we have an accurate count going into
the water. Failure to cross these mats could result in disqualification. For those who wear glasses or
hearing aids, please label them with your name and race number. Tables will be provided at the timing
mats in the swim start area, where these can be handed in. These tables will be placed at the entrance
to transition where you can pick up your glasses/hearing aids after the swim. There will be showers at
the end of the beach run. Wetsuits may only be fully removed in the changing tents.

Be sure to rinse off all the salt water, especially from your head. It is a good idea to rinse out your mouth
and start taking in water for hydration. You will cross a timing mat at the finish line which will record your
swim time. It is required for our athlete count that you pick up your transition bag. You are not required
to go into the changing tents; however, you may not change in the bag rack area or block another
contestant’s progress. Public nudity is prohibited. Please take your bag to the bag drop off zone
outside the changing tent. (NB: It is the athlete’s responsibility to ensure ALL their equipment is placed
in the bag and securely closed.)

Please pick up your swim bag, after the race in the athlete finish tent, from your finish time until 12h15.
Present your athlete wristband to gain entry into the tent.


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   SWIM RULES
    3.8km / 2.4 mile Sea Swim


1. Each swimmer must wear the swim cap provided at Registration. Wearing swim goggles or
   a face mask is recommended, but optional. Wetsuits are permitted.

2. No fins, paddles, snorkels, or flotation devices of any kind are allowed.

3. Please be sure your timing chip is properly fixed to your left ankle. (Tip: suggest you use a
   chip belt to secure you chip on your ankle – these will be available at registration)

4. No individual paddlers or escorts allowed. Course will be adequately patrolled by surfboards,
   kayaks and patrol boats.

5. Time penalties will be imposed on athletes not behind the official start line 5 minutes prior to
   the race start. Warm up area is to the right of the start area. It has its own flight of stairs to
   the beach. Once you cross the timing mats to the start area, you cannot exit this area
   for any reason!

6. Swimmers are required to stay on course, swim anti-clockwise and keep course markers to
   the left, except for the last buoy, which will be on right. Failure to do so will result in disqualification.

7. A swimmer experiencing difficulty and in need of assistance shall raise an arm overhead, pump
   it up and down, and call for assistance. A swimmer who has received assistance, whether
   voluntary or involuntary, must retire and withdraw from the remainder of the race, unless such
   assistance did not aid the swimmer in making forward progress. No swimmer shall return to
   the race if the official rendering assistance requests that the participant withdraws from the race
   or receive medical assistance.

8. The swim course will be CLOSED 2 hours and 20 minutes after the start of the race.
   Contestants still in the water after this time will be disqualified and will not be permitted to
    continue the event.

9. After the swim, contestants must collect their Cycle Transition bag. This is a security measure
   designed to maintain an accurate count of swimmers in and out of the water.

10. Wetsuits may only be stripped to the left of the showers or in the changing tent. Athletes who
    do not follow this rule will be given a 4 minute penalty in the penalty box

11. After the swim, contestants must dress for the bike portion of the race in designated changing
    tents only. No dressing will be allowed in the bike holding area as it impedes traffic through
    the bike lanes. Public nudity is prohibited.

12. After changing drop off Cycle Transition Bag in designated “drop off zone”, outside changing
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  CYCLE
   180km / 112 mile Cycle




From the Transition area at Hobie Beach, you will cycle along the coast for 3km towards the city. Turn
left up Walmer Boulevard. You will then climb for 10km to reach the highest point of 183 meters above
sea level, this is a gentle continuous climb. From here it is downhill to the 20km mark. Gentle rolling
hills occur to the turn around point at the 34km mark. It is then rolling hills all the way to the 40km mark
where it is then downhill to the coast. From here it is relatively flat along the coast back to the Transition
area at 60km. You MUST to complete three loops on race day.
The gearing that is recommended is 52/38 in the front and 11 - 21 at the back. Deep sections and
bladed wheels will be fine, but if the wind blows you might battle with a solid. Tyres should be 23 C's
as the tar is quite rough. The route will be closed to civilian vehicles. Aid stations will be available,
approximately 20km’s apart.

The cut off time for the cycle is 17h20pm - 10hours and 30 minutes (630 mins.) from race start.

BIKE INFORMATION:
Crate your bike carefully before shipping! It is advisable to have your bike fully serviced a week before
departure. The airlines recommend you use the following procedure to ship your bike to Port Elizabeth,
Nelson Mandela Bay.
1. Crate your bike as if you were shipping a carton of eggs.
   Do everything you can to ensure damage-fee delivery.
2. Boldly label your bike crate with “IRONMAN Triathlon”, and your name, address, etc, so it can be
   identified quickly.

3. Realize yours is not the only bike going to Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay. Be guided by the
   fact that there will be 1700+ contestants travelling with bikes.

4. If you plan to arrive in PE only a few days before the race, you take the risk of having your bike get
   to PE after you do.
                        * See Schenker Shipping Information on last page of Cycle Rules
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              CYCLE
              180km / 112 mile Cycle

To Summarise…………..arrive in Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay well in advance of race
day to acclimatise, to learn the course and to ensure your bike makes it not the same time you
do. A well maintained bike will withstand a 180km/112miles ride without any significant problems.
 Most problems involve crank bolts, broken spokes, chains, cables and derailleur. Learn all there
is to know about your bike prior to bike-check in, please be sure you have no loose spokes, loose
brakes, loose headsets, stripped cables etc. You will be responsible for the safety condition of
your bike. For security reasons, no bike will be allowed out of the bike compound without
identification once bicycle check-in begins. No one will be allowed to enter the bike compound
unless accompanied by an official attendant.

Remember, you are ultimately responsible for the performance of you bike during the race.
Please make sure your seat post, headset and spokes are tightened properly. Adjust the hubs
and position handle bars correctly. See that cables and tyres are in good condition and tubies
are glued on rims properly. Securely fasten any other equipment you may carry with you. Intend
to have a piece of equipment that performs “above and beyond” for you, and avoid frustrating
delays during the race or the possibility of having to drop out of the event entirely.

Each year, a number of contestants have discovered flats on their bikes just before the race or
after the swim. Know the inflation limit of your tyres. If you over inflate the tyres, the morning
sun can cause an increase in air pressure and ultimately, a blow-out. A very limited number of
pumps are available on race morning. There will be mechanics available from 5am from the
Official Bike Shop of Ironman South Africa – Action Cycles. You can bring your own pump, but
please give it to a family/friend before the start. Make sure your race number is marked on the
pump.

You are able to pick up your bike and other gear at the transition area between 17h30 –
12h15.

Your bike will be checked out using your timing chip and chip belt. If you are unable to
fetch your own bike for any reason, a family member or friend may collect it for you as long as
they have the Bike Check Out card present as well as your timing chip and chip belt. This Check
Out card will be included in your Registration packs.

PLEASE NOTE: NO bikes will be allowed to leave transition without returning your timing
chip and chip belt


     3 x 60km Cycle
                                         BUFFELSFONTEIN RD
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  CYCLE RULES
    180km / 112 mile Cycle




1. Bike numbers will be supplied in Registration packs. These MUST be affixed to your bike in 1 of
   the 2 ways: to their seat post or on the left rear portion of the bike frame that leads from the seat
   post to the wheeL (see above pics).

2. Helmet numbers will also be supplied in Registration packs and MUST be affixed to the front of your
   helmet. Please ensure these are properly secured.

3. All contestants are required to ride road/racing bikes. Mountain bikes, beach cruisers and bikes
   with coaster-type brakes are prohibited.

4. Tandems, recumbents and fairings or any add-on devices designed exclusively to reduce resistance
   are NOT allowed. Any new, “unusual” or prototype equipment will be subject to a determination of
   legality by the Bike Director and/or the Chief Race Referee. Solid disc wheels are allowed.

5. All bikes and helmets will be checked in on the Saturday prior to race day. Race officials reserve
   the right to reject any bike / helmet not meeting safety standards. If the bike does not meet safety
   standards, the contestant will be required to correct the problem before participating in the race.
   There will be an Official Bike Shop (Action Cycles) gazebo at the entrance to the transition where
   bikes can e adjusted or repaired. Once your bike is checked into the holding area, only small covers
   on the bike computer will be allowed. Large plastic bags that cover the entire bike will not be
   permitted. These will be removed and discarded by race officials.

6. Absolutely NO DRAFTING of another bike or any other vehicle is allowed. The 7 meter draft
   zone rule will apply. (7 metres from your front wheel to the back wheel of the contestant in front
   of you). Contestants must ride single file on the far right side of the road except when passing
   another rider. All passing is to the left.

7. You have to ride directly behind the athlete in front of you. You can only move out when
   you want to pass. If you stay out it is called “BLOCKING” and you will be penalised. You
   have 20 seconds to get your front wheel in front of the athlete’s front wheel who you are
   overtaking. He then has 20 seconds to get back 7 metres.

8. Marshals will whistle and call your number to warn you that you are in violation of a rule. If you
   don’t respond they will then whistle and show you a yellow or red card. This means you have to
   stop at the next penalty tent on the course. A yellow card is for any rule violation besides drafting
  and requires you to sign into the tent and you will be allowed to leave immediately. If you don’t report
   to the tent, 4 minutes will be added to you finish time. A red card is for drafting. This requires you
   to sign in and spend 4 minutes in the penalty tent. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILTY TO INFORM
  STAFF OF WHAT CARD YOU HAVE RECEIVED. There will be 4 penalty tents – 3 on the course
  and 1 in transition. Any combination of 3 cards lead to immediate disqualification.

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  CYCLE RULES
    180km / 112 mile Cycle


 9. Age Group/Pro athletes overtaking riders may move to the left for up to 20 seconds, but must
    move back into the right lane after passing.

10. Once the athlete enters the 7 meter draft zone, the athlete must complete the pass within
    20 seconds. A failed attempt or a pass that takes longer than 15 seconds will result in a
    drafting penalty.

11. Age Group/PRO athletes must keep a 10 meter distance between bikes except when passing

12. Age Group/PRO athletes must fall back 10 meters before attempting to regain the lead from
    a front running bike

13. Bike shoes must be in the Bike Transition Bags or secured to bike pedals. Shoes may NOT
    be beside the bike. Shoes and shirt must be worn at all times.

14. Each contestant must wear IRONMAN issued race number at all times while on the course. Bike
    number must be placed low on BACK of rider’s jersey or on the race belt where it is clearly
    visible. Folding or cutting race number or intentional alteration of any kind is STRICTLY
    PROHIBITED.

15. CPSC approved helmets are required during the entire bike race including in and out of the
    transition area. Any contestant riding without an approved helmet or chin strap not fastened will
    be disqualified. Alterations to hard-shell helmet that affect its integrity are not allowed. The
    helmet must be fastened before the participant first mounts the bicycle, at all times when the
    participant is on the bicycle, and must not be unfastened until the participants has dismounted.

16. No mp3 players or cell phones are permitted during the cycle leg. Athletes will be issued
    a yellow card if caught using one.

17. Individual support will be allowed only at the Cycle Special Need Station seaside of the
    road, in front of the Summerstrand Shopping Centre. Family or friends can hand out
     supplements this designated area. If they do not follow the instructions of appointed staff, they
     will be removed from the area. Ample nutrition will be provided along the course. Friends, family
    members, coaches or supporters of any type may NOT bike, drive or run alongside contestants,
    may not pass food or other items to contestant and should be warned to stay completely clear
    of all contestants to avoid disqualification. It is incumbent upon each contestant to reject
    immediately any attempt to assist, follow or escort. Individual support is only allowed in the
    designated area at the Cycle Special Needs. Those helpers not abiding by the rules/instructions
    of staff will be removed from the area.

18. Schenker Special Needs bags can be collected at the Schenker Booth at Registration. The
    Schencker Special Needs Stations will be located near the 60 and 120km points of the cycle
    route. Schenker Special Needs Station is for nutritional purposes ONLY and ONLY food
    items will be allowed in the bag. All unclaimed bags will be DISCARDED after the race.




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      CYCLE RULES
        180km / 112 mile Cycle

       19. Each contestant must be individually responsible for repair and maintenance of their own
           bike. Assistance by anyone, including other athletes, other than IRONMAN technical support
           officials will be grounds for disqualification. Each cyclist should be prepared to handle any
           possible mechanical malfunction. Technical support DOES NOT include the normal changing
           of flat tyres.

       20. Contestants MUST heed directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities

       21. “No Pass Zone”. Athletes are required to ride at a reduced rate of speed and maintain a
           static position at the marked “Go Slow” zones at the beach front (Entrance to the finish line
           and entrance to transition). Failure to comply will result in a 4 minute time penalty to be
           served at one of the penalty tents. Disregard for this rule that places other participants
           and/or race officials in immediate peril will result in disqualification and a one-year suspension
           from all licensed and qualifying IRONMAN events

       22. Contestants may walk with their bike, if necessary, but may not make progress on the bike
           course unaccompanied by bicycle

       23. Cyclists are individually responsible for following traffic laws and are solely responsible for
           the consequences of any infractions.

       24. All contestants must mount and dismount in the marked zones at the transition area. Under
           no circumstances should a participant ride his/her bike inside the transition area.

       25. After bike portion, contestants must pick up their Run Transition Bags. This is a security
           measure designed to maintain an accurate count of bikers still on the course.

       Bike Course will close at 5:30am (10hrs 30mins after the start)

The Official Logistics Partner of Ironman South Africa, Schenker, is offering to ship your bikes from your
home city to either your accomodation in PE or to the Official Bike Shop Action Cycles.
Participants MUST contact the Port Elizabeth branch and not the branch closest to them

Contact:
Franklin Cloete
Office: 041 – 402 2863
Cell phone: 082 4493505
or
Nasreen Demain
Office: 041 – 402 2855

All bikes must be pre-packaged in an official “bike bag” (one piece / bike only) - preferably solid frame
structure. Each bike will cost R250.00 per trip… R500,00 for a return trip.
Insurance is compulsory - R50,00 for R10,000.00 cover per route or 0.5% of the value
(Note: excess per claim is R250.00). R100,00 for a return trip.

                      TOTAL per round trip R600.00 excluding VAT.
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       RUN
            42.2km / 26.2 mile Run




The run will be a three loop course of 14.07km along Marine Drive. The run route is a very fast
flat route with no hills through the top gate of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and out
through the bottom gate of the University and back towards transition. The route will be closed
to civilian vehicles.
Aid stations will be available, approximately 2km apart.

The total cut-off time is 24h00 (midnight) – 17 hours after race start.

Many contestants will still be on the course after dark. We urge all of you to make yourselves
as visible as possible. In addition to the required hot spots on your shoes (heels and toes) and
reflective tape on your shorts (front and back), we suggest you use additional reflective tape or
other materials freely and judiciously to make yourself visible from both the front and the rear
to the cars and other runners. Your safety and the safety of all others is paramount! Please
remember that after dark it could be relatively cold and it is suggested that you have a warm top
available.


 42.2km Run: 3 x 14.06km
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  RUN RULES
    42.2km / 26.2 mile Run


1. No form of locomotion other than running, walking or crawling is allowed.

2. Runners MUST wear their race number at all times on the course. Race numbers issued by
   IRONMAN identify the official contestants in the race. Folding or cutting race numbers or
   intentional alteration of any kind is STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Run number must be placed
   on FRONT of runner securely attached. Race belts may be worn. Shoes and shirts are
   required on the run segment.

3. This is an INDIVIDUAL event. No individual support vehicles or non-contestant escort runners
   are allowed. Teamwork as a result of outside assistance that provides an advantage over
   single competitors is not allowed. Ample aid and food stations will be provided. Individual
   support vehicles or non-contestant escort runners will result in disqualification. A non-contestant
   escort runner includes contestants who have withdrawn from the race, have been disqualified
   or have finished the race. Friends, family members, coaches or supporters of any type may
   not bike, drive or run alongside contestant, may not pass food or other items to contestant
   and should be warned to stay completely clear of all contestants to avoid disqualification. It
   is incumbent upon each contestant to reject immediately any attempt to assist, follow or escort.
   Personal seconding is only allowed in the designated area at the special needs run station.
   Those seconds not obeying the rules will be removed from this area. This area is on the land
   side of the road in front of Summerstrand Shopping Centre.

4. Schenker Special Needs bags can be collected at the Schenker Booth at Registration.
   This bag can be picked up once during the marathon. Schenker Special Needs Station
   is for nutritional purposes ONLY and ONLY food items will be allowed in the bag.
   All unclaimed bags will be DISCARDED after the race.

5. Follow the directions and instructions of all race officials and public authorities.

6. Since the majority of contestants will still be on the course after dark, runners will be
   REQUIRED to wear reflective materials on the front and back of their shoes and clothing.
   Glow sticks will be supplied by Aid Stations on the course.

7. The IRONMAN course will close 17 hours after the start of the race. Support services
   are not available after the course closure.

8. No MP3 Players or cell phones are allowed on the course, this will lead to a YELLOW
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  GENERAL RULES
          Applying to ALL segments of the race

1. IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship rules state that once an athlete competes as a
   professional / elite in the IRONMAN triathlon qualifying race series season, the athlete cannot
   compete as an age grouper in that respective year’s IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship
   as an age grouper.
2. Contestants are expected to heed directions and instructions of all race officials and public
   authorities.
3. Course referees shall have authority to disqualify any contestant.

4. Medical personnel shall have ULTIMATE and FINAL authority to remove a contestant from
   the race if the contestant is judged to be physically incapable of continuing the race without risk
   of serious injury or death. Medical transport of any contestant will result in disqualification.
5. No contestant may use alcohol or any illegal, detrimental or dangerous drugs, stimulants, depressants
   or other substances or procedures with the intent to improve performance, eliminate the sense of
   fatigue or for any other purpose. Violation of this rule is grounds for immediate disqualification
   and will result in suspension as determined by the Race Director and the World Triathlon Corporation.
   Offenders will be banned from all future IRONMAN licensed events.
6. The Medical Control Rules set forth by Drug Free Sport, in harmony with the international Olympic
   Committee (IOC) regulations and policies on banned substances, will be binding on all contestants.
   In addition, other rules and regulations, even if not yet recognized by the IOC may be instituted, which
   if such occurs, you agree to abide by. Contestants may be requested to undergo drug testing
   procedures before and after the events. If you are requested to do so, you hereby agree to abide
   by such testing procedures.
7. Should any contestant test positive for any substance banned by the IOC regulations and policies
   and is not vindicated by the administrative appeal process, or test positive for any other item as
   mentioned above, the contestant, at the judgment of IRONMAN officials, will be banned from
   participation for a period as determined by the Race Director and the World Triathlon Corporation.
8. Fraud, theft, abusive treatment of volunteers or others and acts of poor sportsmanship are grounds
   for immediate disqualification and will result in contestant being suspended from competing in any
   IRONMAN event in the future.
9. If contestant decides to withdraw from the race at any time, it is the responsibility of the contestant
   to report to the MTN Info Centre at the race village. It is essential that race officials know where
   contestants are on the course at all times. Failure to comply after withdrawing from the race may
   result in contestant being prevented from competing in any IRONMAN event in the future.
10. The IRONMAN reserves the right to make rule changes at any time provided all athletes are
    notified in writing and/or at the pre-race mandatory meetings.
11. Professional triathletes may not win age group awards, and age group athletes are not eligible for
    prize money. To be eligible for prize money as a professional, you need to finish within 10% of the
    time of the second finisher. Any prize money left over will then be divided amongst those professionals
    (both men and women) who finished within these time constraints.
12. If you are applying as a professional athlete, you must include proof of PRO status with your
    application
13. Communication devices of any type are strictly prohibited during competition. Use of such devices
    may result in disqualification. MP3 players are prohibited and a 6 minute time penalty will be enforced
    if you fail to comply with this rule.
14. Ironman South Africa does not allow the transfer of an athlete’s registration – no exceptions
    will be made to this rule. Any attempt to transfer registration will result in disqualification
    and suspension from future participation in any IRONMAN event.

                     Protest Procedure – Any contestant who wishes to lodge a protest regarding a decision of
                     the race administration or the conduct of another competitor(s) must file a written protest
                     with the Rules Enforcement Committee within 30 minutes of completing or withdrawing from
                     the race. Athletes MUST pay R500 to appeal. If appeal is successful you will be re-emburced


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 PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
        DIVISION
CONTESTANT RULES:

Supplemental rules and regulations pertaining to the Physically Challenged Division for the 2008
Ford IRONMAN Triathlon World Championship are consistent with USA Triathlon Rules.

SWIM
1. Ironman South Africa reserves the right to seed contestant at swim start, i.e. early start, late
   start, designated wave, etc.
2. Contestant may use a wetsuit during the competition. Each athlete must notify Ironman South
   Africa in advance for approval of all swimwear and accessories to be used during the swim.
   Any change thereafter will be grounds for disqualification. The use of any flotation devices is
   prohibited unless otherwise approved by Ironman South Africa.


BIKE
Cycling Conduct and specifications are consistent with WTC Triathlon rules.
1. Hand cycles are allowed. Race officials reserve the right to reject any bike not meeting safety standards.
2. Equipment must otherwise conform to all other general rules for bicycles as it pertains to the IRONMAN
   Triathlon competition, including no add-on device(s) that reduce wind resistance or to enhance
   aerodynamics of the bicycle/hand cycle, regardless of any secondary benefit.
3. Contestant is required to maintain control of his/her bicycle/hand cycle and to operate at a reasonable
   speed so as not to endanger the safety and well being of aid station volunteers, dangerous or reckless
   manner will be grounds for disqualification.
4. CPSC approved helmet is required during the entire bike race including in and out of transition areas.
   Any contestant riding without an approved helmet or chin strap not fastened will be disqualified.
5. DRAFTING IS PROHIBITTED. Event drafting rules will apply to this division.
6. BLOCKING IS PROHIBITTED.
MARATHON
Running conduct and specifications are consistent with WTC Triathlon Rules. Contestant is required to
comply with the same equipment safety inspection for the run portion of the event as is required for the
bicycle/hand cycle portion. Standard racing chairs shall be used. CPSC approved helmet is required
during the entire marathon race including in and out of transition areas. Any contestant riding without an
approved helmet or chin strap not fastened will be disqualified. Handlers Conduct and specifications are
consistent with WTC Triathlon Rules.
1. Unauthorised outside aid/support or escorts are grounds for disqualification. Handlers will be approved
   prior to the race and will work directly with the Physically Challenged Coordinator. Handlers conduct
   is consistent with WTC Triathlon Rules.
2. Race organisation will select qualified individuals to assist contestant in transition areas. These individuals
   will be allowed to assist the athlete in transition from the water to their handcycles and from their hand
   cycles to the racing chair. Likewise, they will also assist all physically challenged athletes with equipment
   needs ect., as approved by WTC.
3. All contestants must attend a pre-race meeting. Failure to attend a scheduled meeting may result in
   forteiture of a start spot. Check schedule of Events for meeting time and location.
4. The race committee and WTC reserves the right to modify the above rules as necessary, as long as
   such changes are communicated to the contestants in writing or at pre-race meetings.

                     5. Any decisions concerning any rule interpretation or enforcement by the race
                                committee or WTC shall be final.




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    HAWAII SLOT
    ALLOCATION
MONDAY, 14 APRIL @ 14h00 - Transition Tent: Hobie Beach
The Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon is offering 30 Slots for the Ford IRONMAN
Triathlon World Championship, Hawaii 2008.

Slots that are won at the Spec-Savers Ironman South Africa Triathlon 2008 are valid for the
IRONMAN Hawaii 2008 exclusively. There is a chance that there might not be an athlete in a
specific age group category. If there are no athletes entered in the race in a particular age group,
then that slot will be moved to the largest populated age group.
The administrative allocation of slots will be executed by the organizers.
PLEASE NOTE: All athletes who are in contention for an Ford IRONMAN Hawaii 2008 slot have to be
present at the slot presentation at the Slot allocation – Public Tent on Hobie Beach.
Please be sure to bring along the following to get the Ford IRONMAN Hawaii 2008 qualification papers:

· US$ 500 (registration fee for the Ford IRONMAN Hawaii 2008 in cash – the equivelant money in
Rands will be given to you at the race briefing)
No credit cards or cheques will be accepted!

The Ford IRONMAN Hawaii 2008 qualification slots are allocated as follows:

Category                  Age Group                                    Slots Men                                   Slots Women
Pro                            x                                          3                                              1
TM / TW 18 A            18 – 24 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 25 B            25 – 29 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 30 C            30 – 34 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 35 D            35 – 39 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 40 E            40 – 44 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 45 F            45 – 49 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 50 G            50 – 54 years                                     1                                              1
                                                                          1                                              1
TM / TW 55 H            55 – 59 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 60 I            60 – 64 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 65 J            65 – 69 years                                     1                                              1
TM / TW 70 K            70yrs or older                                    1                                              1
4 extra slots will be allocated as described in the SLOT ALLOCATION POLICY

Total:                                                                      14                                                12

SLOT ALLOCATION POLICY
At least one slot shall be allocated to each five-year age group category in which any age group athlete
sends in an application, both male and female, per the age group categories listed above. If there are
no athletes entered in the race in a particular age group, then that slot will be moved to the largest
populated age group. For additional age group slots, slot allocation shall be representative of the actual
number of age grouper applicants in each category in the race. As an example, if 8% of the age group
applicants are females 40 – 44, then 8% of these slots would be allocated in the female 40 – 44 category.

Regulation from World Triathlon Corporation (WTC): The age of the athlete which applies to the age
group he/she has entered for refers to the age on the day of the event (in this case 13 April 2008).




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         TIMING
The official start will be 7h00. The race will officially end 17 hours after the race start.
Rest, stops, transitions etc. will be included in your time. Splits will be recorded for each segment
of the race, swim time, cycle time and run time. In addition to the 17 hour overall cut off time,
there are cut off times for each segment of the race. The cut off time for the swim segment is 2
hours 20 minutes after the start. Any contestants still in the water after this time will be disqualified
and removed from the race. The cut off time for the bike segment is 10 hours 30 minutes after
the race start (17h30pm). Any contestants still on the bike after this time will be disqualified and
removed from the race. The same conditions exist for the 17 hour cut off time for the marathon.
 It is of utmost importance that you be aware of, and adhere to, these timing conditions, as they
improve the quality of the race. The removal of disqualified contestants is critical in that, among
other things, a disqualified contestant’s continued participation in the race makes it extremely
difficult to maintain accurate time and place results for the qualified contestants.

1. If you drop out of the race at any time, you must notify the Information at the centre MTN
   Info Tent outside the Boardwalk Entrance and return your timing chip. Failure to do so may
    disqualify you from participating in future IRONMAN triathlons. It is essential that we know where
   you are on the course at all times, for your safety and our peace of mind.

2. Please do not intentionally cross the finish line as part of a group. Our timing equipment does not
   record ties.

3. Your timing chip will be in your Race Pack. Once you have collected your Race pack at Registration,
   please go to the timing company to ensure that your chip is registered.

4. You must wear your timing chip at all times while you are racing, fasten it to your LEFT ankle before
   the swim and only remove it after crossing the finish line. Volunteers will assist you to remove this
   chip at the finish line.

5. If you do not start the race on Sunday, you are still responsible for returning the chip to the MTN
   Info Tent next to the Boardwalk. You will be charged if your chip is missing.

6. If you drop out the race, you need to return your chip to the MTN Info Tent next to the Boardwalk
   If this chip goes missing, you will be charged R750. If you are transported to the medical station,
   ensure you hand your chip in when you are booked in at the Medical tent.

7. If you lose your timing chip during the event, it is your responsiblility to get a replacement at the
   Entry to Transition from the swim.

8. If you loose your timing chip on the run course, you must notify an official immediately
   after crossing the finish.

PLEASE NOTE: Loss of a timing chip will result in a charge of R750 to the athlete allocated to
their specific number.

Remember: NO CHIP = NO TIME

Failure to wear your chip on race day, return your chip after the event, or pay replacement costs, will
disqualify you from future IRONMAN South African events.




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     MEDICAL
There will be medical staff and facilities throughout the race course. The main station will be
situated in the athlete’s tent at the finish line. These facilities are strictly for IRONMAN athletes
only. Trained individuals will be stationed along the swim course to assist you in case of a medical
emergency. There will be medical staff available in transition at all times. You will be withdrawn
from the race only if you require transportation, IV fluids, or if medical personnel feel your continued
participation could result in serious harm or death. The medical tent will officially close at
24h30. There will be ambulances on hand to transport athletes to hospital who may require
medical attention. Treatment at hospitals is for the athletes own account and each athlete must
ensure that they have medical cover. If you are taking any medications, or have any medical
problem which may influence your performance or your treatment in the event of an injury, please
advise us of all the necessary details well in advance of race day. You are required to notify the
race office, in writing, if there are any changes to your medical status / condition after your
application has been processed. Failure to do so will result in s uspension of participation of
future IRONMAN South Africa events. You are solely responsible for avoiding medications that
appear on the list of banned substances as determined by the International Olympic Committee.


IV drips will not be supplied for recovery purposes and will only be admininstered for medical
reasons. The head doctor on duty will make the relevant deicision in this request.

PLEASE NOTE: Full disclosure of medical conditions, general health and surgical procedures
within the previous 12 months is required. Medical consultations / clearance may be necessary
from an attending physician prior to acceptance into the IRONMAN South Africa triathlon race.
In all cases, the final medical consideration is at the discretion of the IRONMAN Medical Director.

MASSAGE:

A massage tent will be available on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday prior to the event for the
athlete’s own costs, situated near the finish line. On race day, a massage area will be located
in the athletes finish tent.

PLEASE NOTE: Athlete’s without medical aid will only be accompanied to the closest Public Hospital. After
admission, Ironman 70.3 SA will no longer be responsible for the athlete.




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   AID STATION
On the bike, the 2nd and 3rd aidstations will supply the following:
·       Water
·       Powerade
·       Bananas
·       PowerBar Gels
·       PowerBar Bars
The bicycle aid station will close as the last athlete passes them or at 17h30.

On the bike, the 1st and 4th aidstations will supply the following:
·       Water
·       Powerade
·       Bananas

On the marathon course, aid stations, approximately every 2km will offer:
·       cold water
·       energy drink
·       Coca – Cola
·       PowerBar Gels
·       PowerBar Bars
·       Bananas
·       Cold baby potatoes and sandwiches – at certain stations
·       Water sponges

The aid stations will close as the last athlete passes them, or at the 17 hours cut off time. For
those who prefer to have their own special foods item available on the course, we will provide
a Special Needs Aid Station for the cycle at the 62km point and at the 3km point on the marathon
course (14.2km loop course). These Special Needs Bags will be placed in your registration bag,
which is collected at Registration. ONLY FOOD ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED, AS THIS STATION
IS FOR NUTRITIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. Any unclaimed bags will be discarded after the race.
Although we try to expedite assisting you in obtaining your Special Needs Bag at the Aid station,
the volume of contestants may require that you stop and find your bag.




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   INFORMATION
TRAINING INFORMATION

Training advice is based on the experience of veteran triathlon athletes and data compiled from the
information given by previous contestants.

1) Triathletes train on average for 7 months before an IRONMAN

2) The average hours per week devoted to training for an IRONMAN is generally between 8 and
   12 hours

3) The average training distances for the 3 events: swimming 11.3km, biking 300km, running 50km

4) Many contestants incorporate other types of conditioning programs into their regular workout
schedules. The most common supplementary programs are weight training, yoga, stretching exercises
and aerobics.

CERTIFICATES
Certificates will be available at the Boardwalk Conference Centre on Monday morning from 9am –
3pm. Certificates will not be posted to athletes. Your certificate will be available to print online on
the results section of our website.

PASTA PARTY – Friday, 11 April 2008 @ 7pm

The Pasta Party will take place in the Ironman Dome situated on the beachfront on the Friday night
prior to the event. Tickets for both these functions for the general public and/or partners of athletes
can be purchased at Registration or at the entrance to the Pasta Party. Athlete’s will be admitted
with their athlete’s wristband given to them at Registration. Seating will be done on a first come,
first serve basis.

AWARDS CEREMONY – Monday, 14th April 2008 @ 7pm

Awards Ceremony will take place in the Ironman Dome situated on the beachfront on the Monday
night. Extra tickets can be purchased at Registration. Seating will also be done on a first come,
first serve basis

Awards Procedure: Ironman South Africa trophies will be awarded to the first three athletes in each
age group category for both male and female athlete.

Please Note: Athlete’s MUST be present at the Awards party to collect their trophy – UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL AWARDS BE POSTED AFTER THE EVENT!




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   INFORMATION

PRIZE MONEY:

The first 10 finishers, both male and female in the Professional class will receive prize money
as long as they complete the race with +10% of the finishing time of the second place finisher.
Professionals don’t qualify for prizes for the placing in their age group. The total prize money
of USD 50 000, will be distributed as follows:
Male                     Place                                  Female
US$ 10 000                 1st                                US$ 10 000
US$ 5 000                  2nd                                US$ 5 000
US$ 3 100                  3rd                                US$ 3 100
US$ 2 000                  4th                                US$ 2 000
US$ 1 500                  5th                                US$ 1 500
US$ 1 000                  6th                                US$ 1 000
US$    900                 7th                                US$    900
US$    700                 8th                                US$    700
US$    500                 9th                                US$    500
US$    300                10th                                US$    300

Professionals are not able to compete in the rankings of their age group and therefore not able
to compete to get an age group Hawaii Qualification slot. The prize money will be paid to the
Athletes as soon as the official doping results have been received by the Race Director.

Note:
1. South Africa Pro-Atheltes – South African law requires Ironman South Africa to deduct 25%
PAYE Tax from all South African athletes that win prize money in South Africa.
2. International Pro-Athletes – SA Revenue Services (SARS) requires that as of the 1 August
2006, the ORGANISERS withhold 15% TAX from the prize money payments to be paid


PRITT KIDS ENTERTAINMENT AREA
On Saturday and Sunday, Pritt will provide all kids with an entertainment area on Hobie Beach.
Opening Times:
        Saturday: 13h00 – 18h00
        Sunday: 09h00 – 17h00
Saturday will also feature the Pritt Ironkids Aquathlon taking place at McArthur Pool and Leisure
Centre. All kids between 6 & 13 years are welcome to compete –


LOST AND FOUND – Monday 14 April from 10am
Lost and found will be located in the athlete’s tent at the transition area from 10am on Monday
morning. It is recommended that you mark your race gear with your race number, as IRONMAN
nor the event organisers will be responsible for your lost items.




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