Vision-Impaired Triathletes Rally Against New Black Goggle Rule

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The International Triathlon Union requires that vision-impaired paralympic athletes must wear blacked-out goggles during the run portion of races, or else be disqualified. USAT started enforcing the same rule as of May 1.

The impetus is to get triathlon included in the 2016 Paralympic Games. In an e-mail to Matt Miller, founder of the C Different Foundation, USAT CEO/executive director Skip Gilbert explained the goal is to have the fewest number of categories but maintain “fairness and safety.”

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Jan Frodeno Reflects on His Final Ironman World Championship

Immediately after finishing 24th place at his final Ironman World Championships, the Olympic medalist (and three-time IMWC winner) explains what his race in Nice meant to him.