“I AM TRUE” Day continues for 12th year at the 2022 Vinfast IRONMAN WC

Sunday, October 2 marks the 12th ‘I AM TRUE’ Day, in promotion of clean sport and integrity of racing

In conjunction with the 2022 VinFast IRONMAN® World Championship, today, Sunday, October 2nd marks the 12th I AM TRUE Day. The I AM TRUE initiative focuses on important work with athletes and the triathlon community to promote clean sport and the integrity of IRONMAN racing through outreach and anti-doping activities.

IRONMAN’s I AM TRUE message has always been about protecting the integrity of racing and ensuring that athletes know and understand their rights and responsibilities. Using the hashtag #KNOWTHERULES, the scope of the initiative goes beyond the Anti-Doping Program to include all aspects of fair racing that are part of the IRONMAN Competition Rules, including drafting, personal conduct, and mechanical doping.

I AM TRUE Day also celebrates the next generation of athletes by bringing its message to the IRONKIDS® Keiki Dip-n-Dash event taking place on Sunday, October 2 at 4 PM at Ka`ahumanu Place. The IRONKIDS Keiki Dip-n-Dash offers young athletes the opportunity to feel the excitement of competition while enjoying the outdoors, promoting healthy living, and learning about clean sport. Each athlete receives a race bib, finisher shirt, medal, goodie bag and the pride of calling themselves an IRONKID! Registration and packet pickup will be located at the KBH Canoe Landing on Sunday, October 2 from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

The IRONMAN Anti-Doping Program partners with National Anti-Doping Agencies worldwide to execute in and out of competition testing and to coordinate strategic testing plans on professional and age-group athletes throughout the year. Participants of the IRONMAN World Championship are a priority focus of the testing program, which includes extensive pre-competition testing program carried out in Hawaii both prior to and throughout race week. Doping Control Officers of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will conduct all testing. WADA Accredited laboratories will analyze both urine and dried blood spot testing to ensure immediate and independent scientific oversight of all results. 

To learn more about the I AM TRUE campaign and the IRONMAN Anti-Doping Program, visit www.ironman.com/anti-doping or follow on Twitter at @IMAntiDoping. Visit www.wada-ama.org to learn more about The World Anti-Doping Agency.

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