VIDEO: USA Triathlon Rules Clinic

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Whether you are an experienced athlete or a beginner just getting into the sport, this USAT rules clinic will be invaluable information as you race at USAT sanctioned races.  Topics of discussion are:

  • Who are the USAT officials? (00:01:20)
  • What does the USAT officials do? (00:02:08)
  • Overview of penalties (00:07:06)
  • Rules of the transition area (00:14:40)
    • Proper setup of your transition area
    • Who is allowed in the transition area?
  • Rules of the swim (00:20:56)
    • Water temperature and wetsuits
    • Walking in the water
    • Permitted gloves and footwear
  • Rules of the bike (00:25:54)
    • Handlebar plugs
    • Drafting penalties
    • Defining the drafting zone
    • Helmets
  • Rules of the run (00:45:29)
    • The use of Ipods and other music devices
    • Shirt or shirtless?
  • Other penalties (00:48:00)
  • Challenging a penalty (00:51:21)
  • Youth rules (00:57:24)
  • Becoming a USAT official (01:00:45)

Please consult the current USAT rules for the latest updates.  

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date: March 15, 2012

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