Dubai draft ruling promises Potts of gold

It’s impossible to dismiss the $300,000 prize purse and promise of further riches from events in Oman and Bahrain that has attracted over 100 of the world’s best triathletes to Challenge Dubai.


But an additional appeal has been the altering of a technical ruling that is the ongoing cause off much angst to many professional and amateur racers – one that concerns the contentious issue of drafting.

In extending the distance where professional triathletes can legally follow one another on the bike from 12 to 20 metres but giving them 35 seconds to pass, organisers of the Triple Crown series have found much favour with the strong swim-bikers who believe it delivers a fairer race.