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The Triathlon competition will be held in accordance with the editions of the following documents that are in force at the time of the Games:
In accordance with Rule 47 of the IOC Olympic Charter, the ITU will be responsible for the technical control and direction of the Triathlon competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Clothing and equipment
Clothing and equipment used by athletes and other participants in the Triathlon competition at the Olympic Games must comply with the documents listed below:
–– ITU Competition Rules
–– ITU Uniform Rules for London 2012
–– The IOC Olympic Charter
Rule 51: Advertising, Demonstrations, Propaganda
Bye-law to Rule 51
–– The IOC Guidelines Regarding Authorised Identifications for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 (distributed by the IOC to all NOCs)
The men’s and women’s Triathlon events will be conducted to standard distances:
–– Swim: 1,500m – one (1) lap
–– Bike: 43km – seven (7) laps of a 6.137km course
–– Run: 10km – four (4) laps of a 2.5km course
Each event is continuous, with no breaks in competition. In both the men’s and women’s
events, the first athlete to complete the course will be declared the winner.
Race Number allocation
The race numbers will be allocated after a draw. Each country will go in numerical order as they drawn and its athletes in alphabetic order within the country. The draw will take place on Wednesday, July 11th. There will be a separate draw for the men’s and women’s competition.
The draws for the pontoon positions for the men’s and women’s Triathlons will be conducted by ITU officials at the end of each athletes’ briefing. At the beginning of the draw, the athletes will be ordered according to the ITU Olympic Qualification List as of the cut-off date of the Olympic qualification. Athletes will choose their Pontoon Start Positions by following this order.
The best ten (10) ranked athletes entered will choose their Pontoon Start Positions by telling the selected position to the designated International Technical Official (ITO). The ITO will record the selected Pontoon Start Position and confirm it. If the Pontoon Start Position has been previously chosen by any of the better ranked athletes, the ITO will ask the athlete to select another Pontoon Start Position. This procedure continues until the ITO can confirm the Pontoon Start Position to the athlete.
As soon as the top ten (10) athletes have selected their Pontoon Start Position, the filled positions will be displayed on the screen without showing which Pontoon Start Position is assigned to which of the top 10 ranked athletes.
The remaining athletes will then publicly draw their Pontoon Start Position. Information about each position drawn will immediately displayed on the screen. Once the last athlete has publicly drawn his/her Pontoon Start Position, the first ten choices will be publicly displayed.
Athletes will be called in every 20 seconds to select their start positions.
Coaches briefing is available to download here.