The Ironman Corp. has rescinded the Ironman Access program. I have to say, although I am quick to attack when unhappy with a decision, I am also quick to praise when a company does things right. Ironman reacted incredibly fast to the outpouring of disgust with the access program and they should be commended for it.

Their stated reasons for the Ironman Access program was very different than what I think many people including myself thought. They were trying to stop people from registering for slots and not taking them. I’m not sure the Access Program was the right answer, but it may have been. Still, there is a large opportunity for abuse, and I think that a number of people may be registering for the races and legitimately not making it because of injury or illness.

The bottom line, well done Ironman, well done.

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