What are the triathlon rules?

What are the triathlon rules?

The 5 Most Common Triathlon Rule Violations and How to Avoid Them

  1. Helmets. This is a two-part rule.
  2. Transition. All of your gear must be placed in your designated area and the wheel of your bike (front or back) must be down on your side of your designated space.
  3. Drafting (Non-Draft Legal Events)
  4. Blocking.
  5. Abandonment.

Are headphones allowed in triathlons?

Headphones, headsets and audio devices are not allowed at any time during any triathlon event. Most races allow you to carry your cell phone if you wish, but it must be stored out of sight in a bike bag or jersey pocket.

What happens in a triathlon?

A standard triathlon event involves a continuous timed race over various distances combining the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running. Triathlon events occur in that order – a swim, followed by a cycle ride, followed by a run.

How long is a full triathlon?

This triathlon distance requires a 2.4 mile swim (3.9K), 112 mile bike (180.2K), and 26.2 mile run (42.2K). Depending on your fitness level, course conditions, and the weather on race day, you can expect to complete these three legs in about 10 to 17 hours.

How do triathlon athletes pee?

Though there are portable toilets along the sides of the course you probably won’t have time before the start gun goes off. A lot of triathletes pee in their wetsuits and that’s normal. It is a common option for most athletes as the wetsuit is on long before the race starts.

How do you get eliminated from a triathlon?

The format Super League is best known for: athletes are eliminated at the end of each discipline and at the end of each mini-race—after the swim, bike, and at the finish. This goes on for three rounds, with athletes fighting hard enough to not be eliminated, but also managing their effort against fatigue.

Can you wear a watch during a triathlon?

Yes! You are allowed to wear a watch during a triathlon. It is recommended that you have it on and comfortably fit before the triathlon begins.

What is a triathlon called?

A triathlon is a type of multisport race that involves swimming, biking, and running across long distances. A triathlon race is typically one continuous event with only short breaks in between each activity to allow the athletes time to prepare for the next portion of the triathlon race.

What is a good triathlon time?

In the older age groups, we reach averages of 3:29 for men 75-79 and 3:56 for women 70-74. To get to that question of a “good” triathlon time, a man needs a 2:34 to be in the top 20%, while a woman will need a 2:48 to make it.

How do Olympic road cyclists pee?

Pee at the side of the road Some riders stop at the side of the road to go for a pee. The peloton may organise itself, selecting a ‘nature break’ slot during which the riders will collectively pee; at a Grand Tour tradition dictates that the GC leader determines when this will be.

Can you wear a Speedo for a triathlon?

Yes, you will be fine as long as you can stand the temp of the water. I would not even bother with the tshirt/shorts. If you don’t need the padded bike shorts and the swimsuit does not bother you just wear that. Pros will wear speedos for the entire IM bike so if you are doing a sprint you should be fine.

What do men wear during triathlon?

In a triathlon, you want to wear what is called a triathlon suit or a triathlon kit (a top/bottom combo) designed to be worn in the swim, the bike, and finally the run. In other words, you do not take it off!

What are the rules for aerobars in triathlon?

Events such as sprint or Olympic distances have set rules on the length of the aerobars for elite triathletes. In ITU governed events only tradition drop handlebars are allowed and clip-on bars can’t exceed past the brake levers.

Do triathlon aerobars help speed up your time?

Whether your new to triathlon or had a few races under your belt, aerobars can improve your aerodynamics and speed up your time. Knowing what models are available and the affect they have on your aero position is important. In this article we look at the benefits and types of triathlon aerobars you can buy.

Should you bring clip-on bars to a triathlon?

Depending on your budget, clip-on bars should be brought based on what arm position you want, rather than the material it’s made from. Since weight is not a factor in most triathlon races, you don’t need to purchase a carbon fiber model.

What are Aero bars?

What are aero bars? Aero bars, sometimes called “clip on aerobars”, “triathlon aero bars” or “tri-bars”, are handlebar extensions that mount close to the center of the handlebar and cantilever out over the front wheel.