Draft Legal racing is a style of Duathlon racing that allows athletes to draft off of one another on the bike leg of a Duathlon. This reduces the effect of drag on an athlete due to following the lead bikes slipstream. Draft Legal racing typically involves a lot of athletes riding in packs, like you might see in major cycling races and World Triathlon Series events.
First and foremost, the main difference will be that there will not be any drafting penalties given out by the officials during a draft legal race. Make sure you understand specific race rules by attending the races pre-race briefing, which is typically required for all athletes in a draft legal race.
The main difference to note for draft legal racing is that a road bike is required. Only traditional drop-style handlebars and brake levers are allowed – aerobars are not. Furthermore, all wheels must have a minimum of 12 spokes, so disc wheels are not allowed.
Full Throttle Duathlon will be a draft legal race and will be a practice event for the Mass Attack Duathlon in October; a 2023 World Sprint Duathlon Qualifier.