Global Triathlon Safety Task Force

Global Triathlon Safety Task Force (GTSTF), is a body created by several National Federations and private organizers with the mission of:

  • Save One Life (for starters);
  • Reduce Fatalities and Serious Injuries;
  • Focus on helping National Federations and race directors host races during the current health crisis.

Members of the GTFT are:

  • World Triathlon – Sports Department and Medical Committee
  • USA Triathlon
  • Japan Triathlon Union
  • Triathlon Australia
  • British Triathlon Federation
  • Spanish Triathlon Federation
  • Triathlon South Africa
  • Mexico Triathlon
  • Triathlon Singapore
  • Triathlon Chile
  • Ironman Corporation

The objective and the purpose of the GTSTF is:

  • Shift to a more holistic approach to reducing serious injuries and deaths;
  • Starting in 2021, host races that are safe for athletes, volunteers, race officials, spectators, and the hosting community.

The charge of the task force is to:

  • Develop data-driven solutions with practical applications based on the ongoing collection of current and historic data;
  • Education of race directors, participants, coaches, clubs, officials, and volunteers;
  • Share best practices related to safety across race directors and governing federations worldwide.

As part of their effort to educate the Triathlon World Community, a new series of webinars is taking place with an overall focus on safety and athletes in the sport.

The dates and topics of the four webinars are as follows:

  • 20 September 2022- Swim safety
  • 6 December 2022 - Athletes' responsibility to minimize risk
  • Date TBC - Medical Operations Planning
  • Date TBC - Event risk assessment

20 September 2022 - Swim safety

PDF icon Swim Safety Introduction

PDF icon Swim Safety Presentation

Video icon Swim Safety Video

6 December 2022 - Athletes' responsibility to minimize risk

PDF icon Athletes' responsibility to minimize risk Introduction

PDF icon Athletes' responsibility to minimize risk Presentation

Video icon Athletes' responsibility to minimize risk Video