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
- French Triathlon Federation
- Challenge Family
- Egypt Triathlon Federation
- Triathlon Brasil
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
- 23 May 2023 - Medical Operations Planning
- Date TBC - Event risk assessment