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2022-04-09 3:22 PM


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Subject: Trekking Poles Allowed in a Triathlon?
Reason I am asking is that I am a 75 year old that has a hip replacement surgery and a procedures on my knees and back to reduce pain from bulging discs. I have worked my way back to riding by bike 120 + miles per week and swimming 3 times per week doing around 1500 - 2000 yards per session. I am walking with the aid of trekking poles 30 - 35 miles per week .

I had a goal of getting back to doing triathlons after all these medical issues including recovering from bladder and prostate cancer.

I finished my last half - Ironman in 2009 before I started having all these issues.

Trekking poles help keep the pressure off my hip ,back and knees.


2022-04-10 12:41 AM
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Subject: RE: Trekking Poles Allowed in a Triathlon?
I doubt it but I would ask the race organizers
2022-04-11 6:39 AM
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Subject: RE: Trekking Poles Allowed in a Triathlon?

Yes, Nise!!!

2022-04-11 9:23 PM
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Subject: RE: Trekking Poles Allowed in a Triathlon?
I would ask the race organizer. There are disabled athletes who compete and even qualify for World Championships (as paratriathletes) and I have definitely seen them using crutches or poles in the run portion of some 70.3 events.
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