Long course, typically, is half Iron (or 70.3, if that's your flavor) or beyond, including the Iron distance.<br><br>
Half Iron is the "old," or even non-branded edition of a race that is half the distance of an Iron distance event. 70.3, the total distance, is now a title being promoted by the brand Ironman.<br><br>
It's all the same. Care what they call it if you will. I personally do not. Distances are all the same.
Good point! But it sounds better to my friends and family that I am doing a Ironman 70.3 vs a half ironman. They don't know the difference and think the Ironman 70.3 is a full Ironman. Even if you try and explain it they just don't understand.<br><br>
But i would go with whatever the event is calling it.
I honestly have very little occasion to call it anything, but I would probably call it a half iron. And then explain the distances if they don't know.<br><br><i>Yeah, I'm one of those people who ignore the fact the people who I'm talking to likely don't care.</i>
Most people glaze over before you can tell them what the distances are or what you are doing, therefore I call it a tri. Very rarley do I say I'm doing a half, or I just use the name, ie GCT.<br><br>
I have seen both stickers before...I thought it was kind of funny...<br><br>
I was talking to an old triathlete a few years back and told him about my upcoming 1/2 that year...he said, "Oh, you mean a Tinman"...that's what they used to call the 1/2...a Tinman...I guess it makes sense, Ironman is the top dog, Tinman is a step below...