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ITU approves changes on the competition rules for 2018

The International Triathlon Union Executive Board, met in Edmonton, has approved some significant changes in the competition rules for the 2018 season. The changes, which include withdrawals, penalties, quotas, qualifications and paratriathlon rules updates, will be applied from January 10, 2018.

“Our Technical Committee along with various other committees and the Sport department has worked really hard during this year to adapt our rules to the new circumstances and try to have a safer and fairer field of play ever”, said ITU President and IOC member, Marisol Casado.

“Our team has studied all cases and possibilities and applied new rules, changed some that were obsolete or updated some other in order to guarantee the best conditions for all our athletes. We also wanted to provide a fantastic and engaging spectacle in every single one of our events, and with those changes, I am sure we will”, said Gergely Markus, ITU Sport Director.

In the 2018 season, disk brakes will be allowed. In Paratriathlon, from now on there will be nine sport classes as a replacement of sub-classes for PTVI and PTWC, with six Paratriathlon medal events remaining as in 2017.

To avoid athletes withdrawing from events in the weeks prior, National Federations will only have 48 hours to do any substitutions or withdrawals. Penalties for doing so after 30 days before the event can be avoided with the “joker” rule, with a specific amount of opportunities federation by federation.


One of the changes is related with the prohibited use of communication devices of any type, including, but not limited to, cell phones, smart watches and two-way radios during a competition in a distractive manner. Also, cameras, phone cameras and video cameras are prohibited unless permission is given by the ITU.

One of the new rules approved by the Executive Board reads that an athlete cannot physically assist the forward progress of another athlete on any part of the course. This will result in both athletes being disqualified.

In 2018, an annual pre-participation evaluation (PPE) will be mandatory for all athletes competing in Youth, Junior, U23, Elite and Paratriathlon events.

To miss the briefing will result in a delayed start for any competitions, including triathlon, for all categories. The delay will be determined by the distance of the event, the same way as the penalty time applicable.

Regarding clothing, trisuits must be textile material, while if an athlete decides to wear two caps, the second swim cap must be unbranded and the official swim cap must be on the outside from the moment of the athletes’ line-up.

The procedure of the appeals and protest have been reviewed to improve its application for any type of events and categories. The penalties received for drafting violation can’t be appealed, while the rules have been clarified related to overtaking and dangerous riding.

The size of the field has been reviewed for all level of competitions and categories, with a general application of the reduction by five athletes, except in the Paratriathlon World Championship, where the field has been increased by 10 athletes. In the meantime, the Open Paratriathlon as a separate category has been removed.

As it was announced before, the various ranking criteria have been reviewed. Some of the significant changes are that the World Cups will not count towards the World Triathlon Series Ranking. The former ITU Points List has been renamed as ITU World Ranking, with all level of events counting towards it, from National Championships up to the Grand Final. Continental Rankings will now be extracted from the ITU World Ranking.

The introduction of the Mixed Relay Ranking will classify National Federations based on their results on the different level of Mixed Relay events.

 

Besides the Competition Rules, the Paratriathlon Classification Rules have also been updated, with the involvement of the Paratriathlon Committee, to ensure full compliance with the IPC’s directives.

World Championships Trials Results - 8th Apr 2018

WORLD DUATHLON CHAMPIONSHIPS TRIALS - RESULTS

#

NAT

NAME

AGE-GROUP

TEAM

10KM RUN

40KM BIKE

5KM RUN

TOTAL TIME

POINTS

1 OCHIENG Kennedy  20 - 24 KIBERA  00:31:35 01:08:20 00:15:35  01:55:30   800
2 OCHIENG Vincent 30 - 34 KIBERA  00:32:10 01:07:45  00:15:55  01:55:50   740
3 KARAYA Kenneth 20 - 24 S. SIMBAZ 00:33:05 01:04:15 00:22:15 01:59:35   685
4 JUMA Derick 20 - 24 KIBERA 00:34:40  01:10:15  00:17:55  02:02:50   633
5 NJUGUNA Brian 35 - 39 VELONOS  00:36:25  01:07:50  00:19:00  02:03:15   586
6 MBUGUA Charles 25 - 29 VELONOS 00:38:30 01:13:40  00:19:00  02:10:55   542
7 MOIRE Godfrey 30 - 34  INDIV 00:36:25  01:15:25  00:19:15  02:11:05  501
8 LUBANGA Kevin 25 - 29 BAISIKELI A. 00:33:55  01:17:10 00:24:00  02:15:05   464
9 ODHIAMBO Eddy 20 - 24  KIBERA 00:38:30  01:14:40  00:24:05  02:17:15  429
10 LABOSO Willy 30 - 34  DRYFRYERS 00:40:20  01:20:30  00:21:12  02:23:02   397
11 MAKETA Elisha 20 - 24 KTFC 00:35:35  01:32:40  00:19:30  02:27:45  367
12 WAMBUA Isaac 20 - 24 INDIV 00:36:25  01:08:30  00:42:05  02:28:10   339
13 AMBUKO Gabriel 30 - 34 VELONOS 00:36:35 01:25:50  00:34:00 02:36:05   314
14 EARNEST   INDIV 00:50:15  01:20:10 00:29:30 02:40:15   290
15 KARIUKI Eric   INDIV 00:45:55  01:32:45  00:25:20  02:43:00   269
16 SADAT Tom 25 - 29 INDIV  01:10:40 01:10:25 00:47:07  03:08:12   248
17 KIMURGOR Kevin 20 - 24 ELDORET 00:32:15   -  DNF  1
18 OWINO Steve   INDIV 00:46:30   - DNF 
19 NANJERO William  35 - 39 KTFC 00:49:42  - DNF 
20 MUCHIRI Raymond 21 - 24 INDIV - - DNS
21 SIMEI George 25 - 29 INDIV  -  -  DNS
22 KWENA Walter 30 - 34 INDIV DNS 
23 GITHINJI Denis 25 - 29 INDIV DNS 
24 RINKESH Patel 20 - 24 INDIV DNS 
25 OKUKU Rakesh 25 - 29  INDIV DNS 
26 SIRJABIR Abba 30 - 34  INDIV DNS 
27 MWATHA Ted   INDIV DNS 
29 KURIA Anthony 16 - 20 INDIV DNS 
32 KOTIKASH Dennis 25 - 29 INDIV DNS 
 34 NGOTHO Kevin   VELONOS DNS   0
35  OWINO Steve 30 - 34  INDIV DNS 
36  OGUTU Dan   TEAM TRIFIT DNS 
37 GOGO Allan   INDIV  - DNS 

 

RESULTS - SPRINT DISTANCE

# NAT NAME GEN AGE-GROUP TEAM 5KM RUN 20KM BIKE 5KM RUN  TOTAL TIME POINTS
 01 MUTHAA David M   INDIV 00:17:54 00:43:48 00:18:04 01:19:43 800
02 KURIA Anthony M 16 - 20 VELONOS 00:24:18 00:33:28 00:26:43  01:24:29 740
 03 GATERE Sam M 40 - 44 KTFC 00:24:54 00:55:24 00:20:00 01:40:18 685
04 MUCHIRI Raymond M   INDIV 00:21:52 00:37:29 00:41:10 01:40:31 633
 05 CAMILLA Lydia F 35 - 39 DRYFRYERS 00:32:51 00:43:20 00:26:54  01:52:05  800
06 RINKESH Patel M 25 - 29 INDIV 00:30:39 01:11:12 00:32:36 01:55:33 586
07 MOGUEL Iris F 35 - 39 KTFC 00:28:05 00:57:17 00:31:55  01:57:17  740
08 KWENA Walter M   INDIV 00:25:55 00:50:57 00:49:43 02:06:35 542
09 WANJALA Sussy F 20 - 24 KTFC 00:32:26  01:22:04 00:32:30  02:27:07  685
10 KAMANDE Winnie F 16 - 20 KTFC 00:40:37  01:15:41  00:37:42 02:33:00  633
11 VICTORIA Mercy F   INDIV  - DNS 0
                     
                     
                     
    RELAY TEAM                
31 KARANJA Kenneth  M    INDIV    00:40:24  00:25:28   400 
  KARANJA Hannah  F    INDIV  00:30:00       400 
                     
                     

 

 

 

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