The question was:
Most people know that you can't draft on the bike portion of a USAT sanctioned Ironman race.
What is the legal distance that must be observed when riding behind another racer and/or passing another race. I'm looking for two numaric answers.
Hint: The answer is a a rectangular area defined in a metric distance.
Now for the hard part. There are 3 exceptions to the drafting rule. What are they?
His answer was correct:
The drafting box is 7 meters long and 2 meters wide (starting at the front of the front wheel for the length part). By the way, it's 30 meters long and 15 meters wide for moving vehicles.
1) 15 seconds for passing
2) When reducing speed for safety, aid stations, etc
3) If the rule is suspended for a specific portion of the race (by the officials)
Sometimes, reading big rules manuals has a benefit.
Tom has won the Fitsbeats MP3 player.
Good Job Tom!