Health – Athlete Safety:
- All athletes who register for the race declare that they are in good health and physical condition, and able to complete an Olympic distance triathlon race.
- For the registration process to be completed, all athletes are required to sign the Responsibility Waiver, which will be available at the race registration desk, at the Expo Area, the days before the race.
- All athletes are insured by the organizers against physical harm due to accidents during the race. The insurance slip will be included in the athlete’s package, available for pick up at the registration desk, at the Expo Area, the days before the race.
- All of the above apply to individual athletes, as well as all members of relay teams.
- The personal equipment of each athlete will have to be placed at the specified spot in the transition area, labeled with the athlete’s number.
- Each athlete will be provided with a personal basket, within which all equipment should be placed.
- Bike shoes and helmets, and other cycling equipment can be placed on the bike.
- No glass containers are allowed in the transition zone.
- Access to the transition zone will only be allowed to athletes, volunteers and organizers.
- Before athletes enter the transition zone, they are required to place the race numbers on their helmet (2 stickers), on their bike (saddle post sticker) and on their race belt, and to ensure that the timing chip has been attached on their leg.
- Athletes can swim with any swimming technique they wish.
- Athletes can stop to rest while swimming
- Should any athlete be in need of assistance, they should stand still and raise their arm. After being given assistance, they must abandon the race immediately.
- It is forbidden for an athlete to wear the race belt with their number under a neoprene wetsuit.
- Compression socks will only be allowed if neoprene wetsuits are also allowed.
- No swimming assisting equipment will be allowed.
- It is the responsibility of the athlete to be familiar with the swimming course and to stay on it.
- Any deviation from the race course observed by race judges must be corrected by the athlete, or a 2 minute penalty in the penalty box will be imposed once the athlete exits the swimming stage.
- The restrictions regarding the use of neoprene wetsuits will depend on the water temperature, according to ITU regulations.
- Athletes over 50 years old may use a neoprene wetsuit regardless of water temperature.
- Water temperature will be measured by the organizers 1 hour before the race start.
- Swimming will consist of 2 laps of a 750m course. After the first lap, athletes will exit the water, pass through the timing zone, and reenter the water for the second lap.
- Athletes must wear a helmet, and a racing belt with their number facing the rear, to be allowed to begin cycling.
- Athletes are not allowed to block other riders, or to ride topless.
- Athletes are not allowed to accept any kind of assistance or water/nutrition beyond the official race supply and medical assistance. Violation of this rule will result in disqualification .
- It is the responsibility of the athlete to be familiar with the cycling course and to stay on it.
- Ocean Lava Rhodes Olympic Triathlon is an individual endurance race. Drafting is not allowed during the cycling stage. Should an athlete be seen drafting, a 2 minute penalty in the penalty box will be imposed at the end of the cycling stage. A second infraction will result in disqualification.
- Time trial and road bicycles are allowed.
- A helmet is mandatory throughout the cycling stage. The helmet straps should be fastened before each athlete picks up their bike, and remain so until after it is returned to the rack in the transition zone.
- All athletes should wear the race belt with their number on the front side.
- Athletes are allowed to stand and rest or walk during the running stage.
- They are not allowed to be accompanied by friends or coaches in the race course.
- Headphones, cell phones and other music players, as well as GoPro cameras are not allowed.
- It is the responsibility of the athlete to be familiar with the running course and stay on it.
Any unsportsmanlike conduct including foul language, bad behavior towards other athletes, volunteers, judges or spectators is strictly forbidden and punishable by disqualification.
Athletes are not allowed to run or cycle topless, otherwise they will receive a 2 minute penalty , and if they continue they will be disqualified from the race.
- Athletes are not allowed to wear the race belt with their number under the neoprene wetsuit.
- Athletes must have race numbers on their bike, helmet, and on a race belt.
- During the bike stage the number should be worn at the rear side of the athlete’s shirt.
- During the running stage the number should be worn at the front side of the athlete’s shirt.
- Littering is not allowed anywhere but the designated supply points.
- Athletes are not allowed to carry glass containers in the race course or within the transition zone.
In addition to the penalties mentioned above, the race judges have the right to impose:
- A 2 minute penalty, executed at the penalty box, after the swim or bike stage, or added to their total time if the infraction occurs during the running stage. Any athlete who refuses to execute the 2 minute penalty will be disqualified from the race.
- Disqualification from the race for breaking the above rules, and for noncompliance to their decisions.
The electronic timing of the event, will be provided by RaceSystem, using RFID technology.
Tri-Tags must be returned after the end of the race.
At the finish line, except of the total race time, the following spilt times will be provided:
- Swim (swimming time)
- T1 (transition time from swim to bike)
- Cycle (cycle time)
- T2 (transition time from bike to run)
- Run (run time)