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New time limit and wetsuit rules for Eagleman
CREATED: 09/09/10 by PotomacTriathlete2009 REPLIES:
PotomacTriathlete2009's ravatar PotomacTriathlete2009    JOINED: 9/19/09    POSTS: 514
New time limit and wetsuit rules for Eagleman
POSTED: 9/09/10 8:16 AM

The cutoff times will be different for the 2011 Eagleman race. Last year, the time limit was 1:10:00 for the swim, counting from the start of each person's swim wave. The new policy is 1:10:00 from the start of the LAST swim wave.

Thus, if you are in an earlier swim wave, your actual time limit will be longer than 1:10:00. For most of you, this isn't an issue. But for those people who might have an equipment issue (clouded-up goggles -- oops, did I say that?) and end up doing the zig-zag routine in the water but can still bike and run at a decent pace, you will have more leeway with the swim.

I would have benefited from such a rule last year. I would have easily made the bike and run time limits but I just barely missed the swim time limit (by 90 seconds, I think). I wasn't allowed to do the run.

Just thought I'd point this out. I heard that many other people missed the swim cutoff this year, for whatever reason (swim course may have been long, stronger than usual river current).

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The wetsuit rule has changed as well. Eagleman will follow the new WTC wetsuit rule: 76.1F. So even if it isn't as hot next year, there's still the possibility that wetsuits won't be allowed.

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