Do you know the rules of competition?
1) How quickly must you fall back if you get passed on the bike?
2) Can your spouse help you fix a flat tire right outside of transition?
3) Do you really have to wear your race number while on the bike?
4) It’s 90 degrees out, do you need to wear a shirt during the run?
Here are the top 10 rules violations as written by USA Triathlon. Remember, each race can also have it’s own set of rules. USAT is different than IRONMAN which can be different from your local non sanctioned race. Take a few minutes to read them…it could save you wasted minutes from being in the Penalty Box. Most Common Rule Violations from USA Triathlon