I signed up for Columbia way back when. Since then, the injury gods have not looked on me favorably and I am not able to run right now. Swimming and biking are okay (assuming I don't fall on the bike). Since I am already registered for Columbia, I figure I may as well get some use out of my registration and do the swim and bike legs of the race. Would it be frowned on if I started the race knowing full well that I will pull myself out at T2 and be a DNF? I would think that, at the least, I should tell someone on race day that I'm not finishing the run. Would it be better to e-mail the race director ahead of time?
just do it and turn in your chip to an official after the bike.
you are required to tell an official that youa re dropping out of a race when you actually drop out.
if you don't its grounds for suspension of your USAT emembership and you won't be able to do another triathlon for 1 year.
so go as long as you can but don't forget to tell an official you dropped out.
I did this last year at Columbia due to knee problems. I wasn't actually able to locate an official around T2, but turned my chip in at the finish with no problems.
Thanks for the Q&As. I may be right with you, Ryan, depending on how the next week goes. - M