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Ironman Triathlon Insurance

You’ve picked your race, put in the training and now you’re ready to head off to the race. While the odds are nothing will happen there is always the risk. Most travel insurances won’t cover you for Ironman triathlon races or even half Ironman triathlon races so you need specialist ironman triathlon insurance that won’t let you down if you go down.


Further to the update below I can now say that as an Australia (and possibly NZ) policy holder they WILL cover triathlon up to Ironman distance if you select it as an add on part of your policy. Not sure why they have changed again. Make sure you really check out what the latest update is before you commit to insurance. It probably won’t cover your bike as that would be a separate add on again. Thanks to reader Kerri for pointing this out.

IF you’re UK based the Triathlon section is broken up into 3 segments from sprint, middle and full. Double check that full actually means ironman distance and not olympic distance or that middle is half ironman not olympic. It really isn’t clear and they’ll have the final say if you need to claim. The full add on supplement costs more than a weeks worth of coverage so make sure it does cover you.

If you’re from the EU I’m afraid there is still no cover for triathlon with world nomads. I guess this could change in the future but always check the fine print on any policy you buy.

They are still my preferred insurer for travel including altitude trekking in Nepal and now I can again use them for my triathlon races.

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Race ready for Ironman Phuket. Don’t forget your Ironman travel insurance.

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Not racing yet? I’ve made a pin for you to save for later when you’re ready to go.

Good luck with your race and good luck with getting your Ironman triathlon insurance. If you can’t afford the insurance you can’t afford to travel has always been our moto. The unexpected can and does happen.

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