What does ITU stand for in triathlon?

What does ITU stand for in triathlon?

From 1 October 2020, the International Triathlon Union (ITU) will officially take on its new identity as World Triathlon, following a rebrand that will take the sport of triathlon and its world governing body forwards after 31 years as ITU.

How do I compete for ITU?

The HES members qualified for the ITU World Duathlon by competing in National Championship events and finishing top 10 in their age groups. To qualify for Worlds, athletes must finish top 10 for draft legal, top 8 for non-draft sprint, or top 18 for standard distance.

What is a yellow card in triathlon?

A competitor who impedes the forward progress of another competitor will receive a Yellow Card (Stop-Start penalty) for blocking.

What is a penalty in Olympic triathlon?

Triathletes can be penalized for any number of infractions during a race, including mounting their bike too early, racking their bike before undoing their helmet, touching their bike after the swim before fastening their helmet and not putting their helmet in the box before heading out on the run.

How long is the ITU triathlon?

Triathlon Distances: Ironman, Olympic, Sprint, Super Sprint & Super League

Race Type Swim Run
World Triathlon/ITU long Course 2km 20km
Olympic 1.5km 10km
Sprint 750m 5km
Super Sprint 400m 2.5km

When did ITU changed its name as world triathlon?

October 2020
In October 2020, the ITU officially adopted the name World Triathlon.

Are disk brakes allowed in triathlon?

At present, the ITU rules for competition allow disc brakes for draft illegal races and prohibit them in draft legal events. This rule filters down to both Triathlon Canada and Triathlon Ontario sanctioned races.

Can you wear headphones in triathlon?

Headphones, headsets and audio devices are not allowed at any time during any triathlon event. Most races allow you to carry your cell phone if you wish, but it must be stored out of sight in a bike bag or jersey pocket.

What is the fastest Ironman swim time?

Prior to Tim, the Ironman record (3.8km swim, 180km bike, 42.2km run) stood at 7:44:29 by Lionel Sanders with a 53:45 swim, 4:04:38 bike and a 2:42:21 marathon. Tim’s performance set the new record split at 44:16 for the swim, a 4:06:56 on the bike and a marathon run of 2:44:46 totalling the new time of 7:40:23.

When was triathlon invented?

September 25, 1974
The sport debuted in San Diego, California, on September 25, 1974, when a race organized by local athletes Jack Johnstone and Don Shanahan was dubbed a triathlon. The event saw 46 competitors swim 460 metres (500 yards), run 9.6 km (6 miles), and bike 8 km (5 miles).

Why are disc brakes banned by UCI?

The UCI has officially suspended testing of disc brakes due to the risk of injuries suffered by riders in races.

Do TT bikes have brakes?

On a modern time trial bike, the brakes are usually hidden out of the airflow. This means that the front brake is sited behind the fork and the rear tucked behind the seat-tube near the chain-stays. Mini-V brakes are becoming increasingly popular for their smaller size and more powerful braking performance.

Do pro triathletes pee on the bike?

On to the matter at hand – yes, some triathletes do, in fact, pee on their bikes.