Rule changes for 2017:
Yellow cards will now be a 1-minute Stop-and-Go Time Penalty (aligned with the ITU)
Disc brakes are now allowed globally (aligned with the ITU)
PC Open athletes can use one (1) guide of either gender for the entire race (previously the guide had to be the same gender as the athlete)
In addition, here are a few clarifying points about our IRONMAN Competition Rules:
IRONMAN does not allow communication devices (cell phones, two-way radios, smart watches) out on course. Here is the exact verbiage from the Competition Rules:
Athletes may not use communication devices of any type, including but not limited to cell phones, smart watches, and two-way radios, in any distractive manner during the Race. A “distractive manner” includes but is not limited to making and receiving phone calls, sending and receiving texts messages, playing music, using social media, and taking photographs. Using a communication device in a distractive manner during the Race will result in disqualification
IRONMAN will still only require the bib number on the run (global default rule).