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Re: IM Arizona [Jnags7] [ In reply to ]
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Jnags7 wrote:
How is this different than every day life? The vulnerable are always vulnerable. We don’t change societal norms any other time.

I see no correlation between me racing (I deem near zero risk - we might differ there) and causing others to die. If I felt I’d cause others dire harm, I wouldn’t want to race (like in March when we didn’t know as much as we do now, I’d hold my breath as I ran/walked by anyone).

The vulnerable that I know are truly locked down or just don’t care and ok with getting it.

I’m not trying to get it. I don’t want it but I don’t see the connection. I’m also not losing sleep over not racing. There are bigger problems for sure!

I put not racing in the large bucket of illogical things we live with every day. Other examples: closing the pool every 45min to disinfect a body of disinfectant; our interstate junction in Jacksonville where you have to go south to go north and north to go south (unless of course you don’t then you can go north/north, south/south). Lots of things boggle my mind. Not racing is one of them.

I honestly don't think they're worried about dangers during the act of racing whatsoever. We triathletes are generally spaced quite well and outdoors during the race.

It's all the NON-racing stuff that causes problems. All the stuff you pay for but otherwise don't worry about because they take care of it for you. Meetings to plan the route, meetings to train the volunteers, meetings before the race for all athletes for safety, etc. If it were just show up race and no meetings involved, it would be quite safe for everyone. But someone's gotta do the logistical work.
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Re: IM Arizona [Jnags7] [ In reply to ]
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If you'd like, let's take this to the LR and leave this thread to be about IM AZ (not blaming you for digressing, I did it too).
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Re: IM Arizona [trail] [ In reply to ]
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trail wrote:
If you'd like, let's take this to the LR and leave this thread to be about IM AZ (not blaming you for digressing, I did it too).

So what’s the date of the race in 2021 ?



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I think everyone should consult ST before they do anything.
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Re: IM Arizona [lightheir] [ In reply to ]
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Valid point - those are valid considerations that I hadn't thought much about. However for IMAZ, wasn't that already done?

But like Trail says, I'm digressing. I'll end by saying the best thing for our sport was IMFL, I think, as it'll be a baseline that races can happen and not kill people.
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Re: IM Arizona [PJC] [ In reply to ]
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I believe it’s November 21st.

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Re: IM Arizona [BongChamp] [ In reply to ]
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https://www.tempe.gov/Home/Components/News/News/15641/1414


Straight from the horse's mouth, here's a link to the the city of Tempe's press release. I had figured it was ironman corporate pulling the plug, maybe out of an abundance of caution, maybe to avoid bad PR. But it seems now like it was Tempe's call.


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With increasing case numbers locally, and given that many Ironman Arizona athletes would be flying and driving to Tempe from other places, the city’s Special Events Task Force could not support issuing a permit for this year’s full Ironman event.
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Re: IM Arizona [MadTownTRI] [ In reply to ]
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Ironman was always going to run the race if they had a permit.

However, I can tell you that nothing has changed on the ground here and doubt it will. Tempe is in dire need of tax receipts especially since this town just passed half a billion in bonds.

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Re: IM Arizona [PJC] [ In reply to ]
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Always the weekend before thanksgiving.

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