All IUTA members (participants and organization teams) have the duty to accept the IUTA rules. That duty includes next to the IUTA rules to accept the anti-doping (test) rules, the rules for the IUTA waiver and the IUTA constitution.
Athletes should notice that without recognition of the rules in its entirety no start at IUTA sanctioned races is possible.
Members should notice that in case of any violation of the ruleset, the corresponding member can be sanctioned by IUTA. This can lead to complete exclusion from IUTA.
Important changes to the previous year:
- Section 2, 13, 21:
Differentiation between four types of ultra triathlons. Definition of UT (Split) and UT (Staged).
- Section 5:
Division of the age groups into 5-year blocks, as is common practice in triathlons.
- Section 7, 15, 16:
Modification of the sentence for anti-doping or technology fraud offences to a minimum of 2 years for the first offence and life ban for repeated offences.
- Section 8:
Modification for swimming in moving waters. The portions with and against the current must be of equal length.
Different starting waves may only be set for different (races) distances within an event.
- Section 14:
No competitor may be excluded from the closing ceremony by the official time limit of a race by the organizer.
- Section 22:
IUTA offers prize money for the "Long Distance Challenge (LDC)"