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Not even a global pandemic can stop Iron Men and Women in Cozumel, as the island prepares for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon race, tomorrow.

Athletes from across the world will swim 1.2 miles (1.9 km), cycle 56 miles (90.1 km) and run 13.1 miles (21.1 km) around the island.

This very special race is able to go ahead despite COVID due to 5 important principles the organizers are following: Enhanced Hygiene; Screening and Education; Density Reduction, Touchpoint Minimization; and Athlete Self-Reliance.

Some 2,000 athletes have registered, but the final number allowed to race will be limited to 1,300, report local media.

Supporters will also have limited access to the route, to avoid crowds forming, such as closing access to Chankanaab Park where the race begins.

Organized by the Ironman Group the "70.3" refers to the total distance in miles that the athletes cover, which is half as long as a full Ironman triathlon event.

This is the ninth time that the "half Ironman" has been held in Cozumel and a full Ironman triathlon will also be held in Cozumel for the eleventh time on November 22, 2020.

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