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Question of the Day: Changing Race Policies

Imagine you were the president of USAT and were given carte blanche with triathlon races. What would you do?

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Imagine you were the president of USAT and were given carte blanche with triathlon races. What would you do? We posed the following question on Twitter and Facebook yesterday:

“If you could change one triathlon racing rule, what would you change?”

Most responses involved allowing headphones on the run course, switching up the order (run, bike, swim), enforcing the non-draft rule or just allowing drafting.

Here are a few others we received:

1. Old people passing me = illegal

2. Awards to top 3 in each division–new rule is “we grade on a curve”

3. If you beat the world champ you get to go to Kona?! Seems reasonable don’t ya think? (From Samantha Warriner who beat current Ironman champ Mirinda Carfrae in IM New Zealand this year)

4. The use of very small engines on the bike

5. Allowing outside mechanical assistance on the bike

6. The starting waves. Put the strongest waves first.

7. Do they HAVE to start so darn early in the morning?

8. Revamping of Clydesdale and Athena

9. Race belt…Chips, Stickers and Tattoos are more than enough!!!

10. A $3500 limit for all your equipment!

Any others you’d like to add?