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Can a man wear a sports bra?

Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
In the new WTC rules, any man unzipping his tri suit below his sternum can get DQ'd, yet women can run in sports bras. If a man wore a sports bra, would he be DQ'd? And who is willing to test this out?
AaronWebsteyMamaCheetahHSeeley14

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    MattMatt Member, Administrator
    Will you front the $ for my race entry?
    MamaCheetahCraig DMartin
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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
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    maggierumaggieru Member, Pro Triathlete
    This actually came up in the Chattanooga Pro meeting and I believe they said yes to man bras. But I've heard varying reports at different races, including where they enforced the rule even for women wearing sports bras and the zipper just went a touch too far. Scandalous!
    Dark_markAaronWebsteyMamaCheetahHSeeley14
    insta: @magrusch
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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    I am Orthodox so I actually have to do all my triathlons through a hole in a sheet
    MattKenElPescadoPeladombrekk44AaronWebsteyMamaCheetahCraig DHSeeley14scottyyournotunique
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    SralstonSralston Member, Pro Triathlete
    old school style... speedos and crop tops. BRING THEM BACK
    M_WareMartinMatt
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    KenElPescadoPeladoM_WareAaronWebsteysimonsen77MamaCheetahTad_MachrowiczCraig DHSeeley14Brent_R
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    Sralston said:

    old school style... speedos and crop tops. BRING THEM BACK

    Agreed:

    AaronWebsteyMamaCheetahMartin
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    James LangeJames Lange Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    WTC rules are a joke. ITU rules have the same uniform requirements for men and women.
    AaronWebsteyidking90MamaCheetahCraig DHSeeley14Brent_R


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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    WTC rules are a joke. ITU rules have the same uniform requirements for men and women.

    Without specifically trashing either organization, it's almost like one is a giant joke of a cash cow with blatant disregard for customers, pros, or integrity, and the other is striving to produce a truly professional environment and valid international governing body as per IOC regulations
    StruangM_Waresimonsen77idking90Tad_MachrowiczJennifer PostCraig DtrineuropaKelly O'MaraHSeeley14Brent_RyournotuniqueMartin
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    SdogSdog Member
    I don't understand why you have to wear a shirt at all? That makes no sense to me. Just wait until someone drops from heat stroke because they are zipped into a top and their body cant cool its self as effectively. I know I have been in situations where taking my shirt off has cooled my core temp and allowed me to keep running. No shirt is always cooler than a shirt.

    Someone please tell me if I am missing something here? Why would any race director want to subject its racers to conditions that are harsher than necessary? This sounds like a health risk.
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    Sdog said:

    Someone please tell me if I am missing something here? Why would any race director want to subject its racers to conditions that are harsher than necessary? This sounds like a health risk.

    It's out of deference to the host communities. WTC has decided that men must wear tops so they don't upset volunteers and spectators. But it's cool for women to prance about in bikinis because sex.

    When I lived in Malaysia, I would always run in a singlet so I didn't disrespect the culture. Even in 90 deg heat and 90% humidity. Similar idea with WTC, though it is a bit of a double standard with men vs women. In local races I go in just a speedo. For the one WTC ace I've done recently, I added a mankini top.

    AaronWebsteySdogHSeeley14
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter

    WTC rules are a joke. ITU rules have the same uniform requirements for men and women.

    Absolutely @James Lange
    Now we will see if WTC really wants to disqualify Sebastian for wearing his zip top. (unless the bottom of his sternum actually resides at his navel - it's possible I guess - certainly you'd have a medical exemption for 'low sternum'). This was displayed beautifully on the IM site's amazing video coverage. These rules are such a laugh, and the enforcement is a laugh. Why are they even going through this nonsense.
    AaronWebsteyDark_markEmilyCocks

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    EmilyCocksEmilyCocks Member, Pro Triathlete


    I think the rule is stupid. But WTC can't enforce on anyone the rest of the year since they let Kienle cross the line like that. Definitely not fixed "promptly" per the WTC rules to avoid DQ.
    AaronWebsteyTad_Machrowicz
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    EmilyCocksEmilyCocks Member, Pro Triathlete
    it seems it was undone on the bike as well so a zipper must have broken. But, we had Jesse Thomas running around and finding duct tape in T1 due to not wanting get dq'ed so this needs to be looked at.
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    I don't understand this rule. My kit does this, mostly because I'm large and it's tight. If I unzip at all the zipper start to slide down. Technically what Sebi is doing, in the pic that Ironman put out, is illegal?


    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    Dark_markDark_mark Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, TRS/Baucco Officers
    You can see the female part of his zipper half way up in that picture, it does look like it was broken.
    AaronWebsteyGentlemanJerseyDaveRobert Rankin
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    edited July 10
    Funny how WTC has us talking about a damn zipper instead of that time and performance. Laughable. My takeaways from the 2017 Tri season so far has been something about cancelled swims, defective frames that might not be defective and exposed navals. (Editor's note: navels) And Ben is still doing the best interviews for the sport.
    AaronWebsteymbrekk44
    Great Uncle, Average Father, Mediocre Triathlete
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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    So if I'm warm and don't want to be DQ'd, just break the zipper? Lot of broken zippers in Germany.

    I'm not saying DQ anyone, just adding to the "the rule is stupid" idea. I have one WTC race this year and hope I don't get one of the picky officials.


    GentlemanJerseyDaveTad_Machrowicz

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
    edited July 10
    I'm sure it broke when Sebi twisted it enough times exiting T1 until the metal fatigued and snapped.
    Unavoidable.

    P.S. To the head of team kit design: Can the 2018 TRS/Baucco Squad kits have nipples integrated into the design scheme? Male and Female equal of course.
    KenElPescadoPeladoCraig Dmbrekk44Matt

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    Robert RankinRobert Rankin Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    In other news from Sebi, I really hope NB will make these 1500's he was wearing available to the public.


    KenElPescadoPeladoMattTad_MachrowiczM_Ware

    Fattest BQ on record--- *allegedly
    2016 (and last) Rev3 Cedar Point champ- don't google the time though

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