Abbott is a Partner of Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw

Submitted by lukasz on Thu, 09/02/2021 - 19:55
Abbott to provide participants of the Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw with its Panbio™ COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests to be self-performed prior to competition to enable a safe return for athletes.

Exceptional times require exceptional solutions. Therefore, out of concern for the health and peace of mind of athletes, fans and volunteers, the organizers of Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw  have partnered with Abbott, a global healthcare company and leader in diagnostic testing, to provide its Panbio™ COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test to each athlete for use prior to the event. The safety of the participants is the highest priority of the organizers of the triathlon festival in Warsaw.

Fast, reliable self-testing at home or on-the-go restores peace of mind

Abbott’s Panbio COVID-19 Antigen Self-Test provides people with timely health information to help reduce further spread of infection. The portable test delivers results in 15 minutes, is easy to use and features a minimally invasive nasal swab for self-collection of specimens.

The Panbio Self-Tests are CE Marked and are approved for use in Poland. Panbio COVID-19 Antigen is one of the mostly widely studied and used rapid antigen tests in the world. Highly reliable, a clinical evaluation with Panbio self-test users demonstrated the test correctly identified 95.2% of positive samples and 100% of negative samples.

Restoring sense of safety and a return to normal

Each competitor will be able to check their health condition at their place of stay before the event. The sampling procedure is very simple, and the waiting time for the result is only a few minutes. Triathletes who test positive should self-isolate and inform the organizers of Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw about the test result.

The health of all participants and staff can help significantly improve the safety of participants in Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw.

Michał Drelich, Director of Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw
IRONMAN has been setting the highest standards of triathlon competitions for over 40 years, and cooperation with Abbott enables us to widely use an important and reliable test tool that will help ensure that our participants can safely return to competition and practice a sport that gives them so much joy.



Henri Bendelac, director of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Abbott
Rapid testing is an important public health tool that enables a return to sports competition like IRONMAN and other activities, playing a leading role in preventing further transmission of COVID-19 alongside with vaccines and health safety measures. Athletes can use our portable Panbio Rapid Antigen tests to quickly identify COVID-19 infections prior to race day so infectious individuals can immediately isolate and start contact tracing, and those who test negative can carry on with competing.



The Citi Handlowy IRONMAN 70.3 Warsaw competition is scheduled for 4-5 September. The organizers have also prepared a number of attractions for fans and tourists.