【IRONMAN 鐵人小教室】接受幫助也會違規? Get a penalty for accepting help from outside assistance?

【IRONMAN 鐵人小教室】接受幫助也會違規? Get a penalty for accepting help from outside assistance?

IRONMAN 鐵人小教室】接受幫助也會違規? Get a penalty for accepting help from outside assistance?

鐵人三項競賽的精神在於靠自己力量完賽,不管是家人在旁邊陪跑、或是途中給予大會提供之外的補給品等都算違規,因此在鐵人比賽中要特別注意以下幾點,以免不小心違反規定喔!

  1. 大會裁判、工作人員、以及賽會志工於會場內提供的飲料、營養品、技術及醫療上的協助皆合乎規範,其他支援則需由賽事總監或裁判長同意
  2. 比賽選手可在突發事件中互相幫助,例如在補給站之後提供飲品,或是自行車輪胎、內胎、打氣筒等相關維修器材。
  3. 若提供裝備協助之選手導致自身無法完賽,包含但不限於鞋子、自行車、車架、輪胎、和安全帽等,提供和接受裝備的選手都會被判失去資格。
  4. 除了賽事總監或裁判長的同意下,選手不得特意幫助另一位選手在比賽中取得優勢,違反將被判失去資格

互相幫助是種美德,但也要視情況和能力提供協助,否則幫了倒忙還讓自己失去資格,可就得不償失!

The valuable spirit of triathlon is that athletes try their best to complete the competition on their own and seek their own breakthroughs. Outside assistance including family support alongside and nutrition not associated with the event will be resulted in disqualification. Therefore, take note of the rules below so as to avoid receiving an unexpected penalty:

  • Assistance provided by Race Referees or Race Officials (including official Event volunteers) is allowed but such assistance is limited to: providing drinks, nutrition, mechanical and medical assistance, and other necessary assistance (as may be approved by the Event Director or Head Referee).
  • Athletes competing in the same Race may assist each other with incidental items such as, but not restricted to: nutrition and drinks after an aid station, pumps, tires, inner tubes, and puncture repair kits;
  • Athletes may not provide any item of equipment to an athlete competing in the same Race if it results in the donor athlete being unable to continue with his/her own Race. Such equipment includes but is not restricted to: shoes, complete bicycle, frame, wheels, and helmet. The penalty for this will be disqualification of both athletes; and
  • Unless otherwise pre-approved by the Event Director or Head Referee, no athlete shall intentionally cause the physical forward progress of another athlete on any part of the course during the Race. The penalty for this will be disqualification.

It is grateful to give a hand when your fellow competitor is in need but we should be careful that it may lead to disqualification for both of you. Instead of helping others unconditionally, we should evaluate our ability and the situation at that moment!