UP­DATE IN IRON­MAN

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The age-group draft zone for all Iron­man events has been in­creased from 10 to 12 me­tres, with pass time in­creased from 20 to 25 sec­onds. (Pro­fes­sional draft zone re­mains at 12 me­tres). Length­en­ing the zone will make the bike leg more of an “in­di­vid­ual ef­fort”, and en­able ref­er­ees to spot flouters, say or­gan­is­ers. Ath­letes can now wear el­bowlength sleeves on non-wet­suit swims. And only blue-card rule vi­o­la­tions (draft­ing and lit­ter­ing) will count to­wards the “three strikes and you’re out” dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

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