Youth and Junior athletes competing in International Triathlon Union (ITU) competition will now be required to provide pre participant evaluation (PPE) paperwork to ensure they are fit to race.

The screening protocol is now in place, with a purpose of identifying athletes at risk of sudden cardiac death due to an electrical or structural heart abnormality. The PPE will be compulsory for athletes competing at international level only, at this time.

For more information on the process, please read the Junior Athletes – Pre Participation Evaluation (PPE) Criteria document which can be found under the Junior section of the Selection Policies page.

Source: Compulsory medical requirements for international racing introduced