Equipment

Triathlon Alberta adheres to the rules outlined by Triathlon Canada and the International Triathlon Union (ITU). Athletes understand that by participating in Triathlon Alberta sanctioned events, they are agreeing to comply by the rules developed by Triathlon Alberta , Triathlon Canada and ITU. Information regarding illegal equipment use at Triathlon Alberta sanctioned events, can be found on this page. 



Disc Brakes


Competition Rules

Read the 2018 ITU Rule Book.


Swim

The following items are prohibited in Triathlon Alberta sanctioned events:

  • Propulsion and flotation devices, including but not limited to:
    • flippers
    • water wings
    • flutter boards
  • Neoprene gloves and socks
  • Wetsuit bottoms
  • Neoprene swimsuits/speedsuits (over the shoulder or covered neck)
  • Snorkels

Cycling

The following items are prohibited in Triathlon Alberta sanctioned events:

  • Headphone(s), headset(s) or technical earplug(s)
  • Glass containers (including water bottles)
  • Mobile phone(s) or any other electronic listening communication device
  • Video recording devices (including GoPros)
  • Mirrors on bike and helmet
  • Handlebars that are not plugged

Run

The following items are prohibited in Triathlon Alberta sanctioned events:

  • Headphone(s), headset(s) or technical earplug(s)
  • Glass containers (including water bottles)

Transition

Only items that are to be used during the race should be placed in transition.

  • Marking positions in transition is prohibited (items used for marking position will be removed by officials without notice to the athlete).

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Weather


Pre-Race Briefing

PRE RACE BRIEFINGS TEMPLATE 

with 3-5 items: 

  • Introduce Officials
  • State any course changes or start time amendments
  • State any new hazards
  • Reinforce cutoff times and announce when athletes will be allowed to re-enter Transition to retrieve their gear.
  • Announce water temperature and whether wetsuits are mandatory or not allowed

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