For most triathletes and those who are planning to compete in their first triathlon, the sport is great fun, and a celebration of good health. Occasionally, a participant may not be ready for competition due to lack of training or sickness.
The rules remind us that triathlon is a challenging and strenuous sport and must be taken seriously. Article 3.1, the first of the "General Rules of Conduct," lays the responsibility of making sure one is prepared and healthy enough to participate in triathlon competition.
3.1 Preparation and Training.
No person shall participate in a triathlon or other multisport events unless such person:
a. is trained adequately for that specific event, as might be expected of a prudent person entering a similar competition, and
b. is in excellent health, based on recent training, physical examinations, if any, and generally accepted standards of good health.
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