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CHALLENGE MALAYSIA ATHLETES GUIDE


1. GENERAL RULES

1.1. All participants must adhere to the rules and regulations outlined in this document and any additional instructions provided by race officials.

1.2. Triathlon participants must compete in all three disciplines: swimming, cycling, and running.

1.3. Participants must wear the provided race bib and timing chip throughout the race. Bib numbers should be visible on the front during the run and bike, and on the back during the swim.

1.4. Unsportsmanlike conduct, cheating, and use of performance-enhancing substances are strictly prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification.

1.5. Treat other athletes, race officials, volunteers, and spectators with respect and courtesy.

2. EQUIPMENT

2.1. All participants must use equipment that complies with safety standards and race regulations. Bicycles must be in good working condition and helmets must be worn and secured during the cycling segment.

2.2. Bicycles type that are allowed; Road bike, mountain bike, time trial and triathlon bikes.

2.3. Wetsuit, swim paddles, fins and other tools that may assist swimming are not allowed.

3. SWIM SEGMEN

3.1. Participants must start the swim from designated starting points and follow the designated course as marked by buoys.

3.2. Physical contact, interference, and aggressive behaviour in the water are prohibited. Any participant found engaging in such behaviour may be disqualified.

3.3. Swimmers needing assistance can signal by raising one arm and await help from the water safety team.

3.4. Personal Swim Safety Buoy is compulsory, required for all events.


4. TRANSITION AREAS

4.1. Transition areas are designated for switching between disciplines. Participants must keep their equipment and belongings within their designated area.

4.2. Participants should be respectful of others and move efficiently through the transition areas.

4.3. No outside assistance is allowed during transitions, except for medical emergencies.

5. CYCLING SEGMENT

5.1. Participants must follow the designated cycling route and obey traffic rules and signals. Race marshals and law enforcement personnel will monitor for compliance.

5.2. Helmets must be securely fastened at all times while on the bicycle. Securely fastened before removing bike from rack during T1 and after racking bike during T2.

5.3. Drafting – Drafting on another bicycle is not allowed during the cycling portion for “Middle Distance” event. Participants must maintain a minimum distance of 12 meters (40 feet) from the cyclist in front. Overtaking is allowed but must be done safely and within the drafting distance limits, and a maximum of 30 seconds is allowed to pass through the zone of another athlete.

5.4. The “Sprint Distance” event is a draft-legal event. Athletes are forbidden to draft off a different gender athlete, or another vehicle.

5.5. Athletes are not allowed to use headphone, headset, earphones and any other equipment that might cause distractive manner during the competition.


6. RUN SEGMENT

6.1. Participants must follow the designated running route. The route will be marked and marshalled.

6.2. Hydration stations will be available along the running course.

6.3. Participants must maintain respectful conduct and avoid obstructing or endangering fellow participants.

7. TIMING AND RESULTS

7.1. Official race times will be recorded electronically using the provided timing chip.

7.2. Results will be posted online and at the event venue after the race.

8. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

8.1. Medical personnel will be stationed along the course and at transition areas. Participants needing medical attention should seek assistance immediately.

8.2. If a participant decides to withdraw from the race, they must inform a race official or medical personnel.

9. DISQUALIFICATION AND PENALTIES

9.1. Race officials reserve the right to disqualify participants for rule violations, unsportsmanlike conduct, or safety concerns.

9.2. Penalties may include time deductions or disqualification, depending on the severity of the violation. It is the athlete’s responsibility to stop in the next penalty box and failing to stop will result in disqualification.

10. RACE DIRECTOR AUTHORITY

10.1. The Race Director and officials have the final authority in interpreting and enforcing the rules and regulations.

11. CHANGES AND UPDATES

11.1. Race organizers reserve the right to make changes to the rules and regulations as necessary for the safety and fairness of the event.

By participating in the triathlon race, participants agree to abide by these rules and regulations. Failure to comply with these rules may result in penalties, disqualification, or other appropriate action.

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