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The Triathlon Life Blog: Rules, Responsibility, and Rewards

By Skip Gilbert | Sept. 26, 2008, 6:25 p.m. (ET)

In my last blog, I wrote about a difficult issue in our sport, fatalities. This topic is not as all severe but very important: sportsmanship. Earlier this summer I read an exchange between a member and our staff over a two minute penalty assessed at his last race. Instead of engaging in a respectful dialog to see what he did wrong, to see if the Official might have made a mistake and to explore potential remedies, this individual went on the attack. 

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