School of Tri Classroom: USA Triathlon Rules

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Overview of USA Triathlon Rules

“USA Triathlon has issued a set of rules to maintain consistency and order from race to race across the country.”— usatriathlon.org

Not only do you have to train for three different sports in triathlon, but you have to know the rules for each sport plus transitions, conduct, equipment abandonment and more.

David Glover, MS, CSCS and former professional triathlete Brad Rex help simplify USA Triathlon’s rules so that you can better understand and remember them.

Video 1: Review of Top 10 USA Triathlon Commonly Violated Rules

In this first video David Glover, MS, CSCS and Brad Rex review the top 10 list of USA Triathlon’s most commonly violated rules including drafting, blocking, equipment abandonment and not wearing a bicycle helmet on the bike.

Video 2: Water Temperature Wetsuit Guidelines

In this second video, Brad Rex discusses water temperatures which allow and don’t allow wetsuits.

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