The ICED Cap Effect in Triathlons
Testers have seen time savings of up to 30 seconds per mile in hot races. This might mean saving 1.5 minutes in a Sprint Triathlon up to 13 minutes in an Ironman length race.
The first time the ICED Cap was tested in a triathlon was in a Half Ironman distance event held in Illinois. It was in the middle of the summer in 95°F heat with no cloud cover and very little shading. To illustrate the severity of the heat, the sealant on the asphalt melted onto the tester’s shoes. The tester passed over 40 other runners and was only passed by one other runner. According to this triathlete, the cooling effect made a very big difference in his running time.
The ICED Cap was also used by three triathletes in the August 2012 Louisville Ironman. Competitors encountered temperatures of almost 100°F in the afternoon. All three triathletes reported that the ICED Caps made big differences in their times. One, a lady with 20+ years of experience in triathlons, finished less than 10 minutes from the race deadline (midnight). She said that without the ICED Cap, she would not have finished. Many athletes that day did not finish (DNF) due to heat problems on the run leg of the race.