How to Legally Draft on the Bike in a Triathlon

To those most intimate with the sport, drafting on the bike in triathlon is language to be feared. Draft-legal races – meaning the ability to draft behind others on the bike leg without penalty – are few and far between in the triathlon world, especially in the United States. However, the non-draft triathlon is a bit of a misnomer. Drafting on the bike is still legally available to all, albeit to a much lesser degree. This is due to the nature of USAT and WTC non-drafting rules for age group athletes. The USAT rulebook upholds that “no participant shall permit his drafting zone to intersect with or remain intersected with the drafting zone of a leading cyclist or that of…

Listen Up! Podcast: Tri By the Rules

Today's Listen Up! podcast addresses the interpretive world of triathlon rules. My guest to discuss this topic is USAT Official Scott Tafoya. Scott has been an official for over four years and an endurance athlete himself since junior high, completing two Ironman races.  About Coach Vicki TriDot Triathlon Coach Vicki Vandergriend hosts Listen Up!, a TriDot podcast channel dedicated to topics, features and profiles related to the sport of triathlon and triathlon training. Coach Vicki has been mentoring and coaching since 2009, with numerous clients making it to the podium and many setting PR’s.  Her coaching is focused on athletes training smarter, not harder. This is the reason she uses TriDot. Their technology and big data find hidden insight in athlete training data that produces better results in up to 30%…

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