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Hey Cheaters, stop it! How Can We Stop Them From Cheating?

The triathlon season is upon us and I have already seen people cheating (swimming inside the designated swimming ropes) and throwing their rubbish in a protected forest! Have you seen any one cheating yet? How can we stop them?

I am re-posting our most popular article ever in the hope race directors, coaches, triathlon teams and everyone involved in our sport act within the spirit of good competition. Know the rules and act accordingly within the spirit of fair competition.

No cheating zone

I love competing at triathlon and running events. It is cool to test yourself against your previous years results and against your competitors in your age category.

The reason to SIGN UP for races vary from individual but include:

– Getting a nice medal; getting the nice finisher’s shirt; having fun; getting fitter; beating your friends and rivals to the finish line; being part of your triathlon team; having something fun to post on facebook; setting a positive example to your fiends; and for the love of exercising in the sun.

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There are some people who want to do well so badly that they are prepared to go outside of the rules to get onto the podium or even to just get a personal best.

Going outside the rules means cheating and should not be tolerated in our fun sport. We need more vigilance on behalf of the competitors, spectators and race organizers.

“The truly scary thing about undiscovered lies is that they have a greater capacity to diminish us than exposed ones. They erode our strength, our self-esteem, our very foundation.” ― Cheryl Hughes
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