Racing a clean, fair race is of paramount importance to everyone who is a part of D3 Multisport family, athletes as well as coaches.
It is critical that all D3 Multisport athletes, be familiar with all anti-doping rules and information, and make a pledge to race cleanly. This means staying up to date with the anti-doping rules, as well as ensuring that every medication taken is free of any banned substances. If, for medical reasons, one needs to take a prohibited substance at any time, the necessary procedures to acquire a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) must be used.
All triathletes, regardless of professional or amateur status, are subject to the rules of the US Anti-doping Association (USADA) and the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). While testing of age-group athletes is not common, it can happen and all athletes/members should be aware of their rights and responsibilities as it relates to anti-doping procedures.
Our athletes pledge not to take a banned substance without a TUE.
D3 Multisport will race clean!
All information regarding the US Anti-Doping program, including testing procedures, banned substances, TUE’s, and Whereabouts filing can be found at www.usada.org/testing
All of WADA’s rules, regulations, and procedures can be found at https://www.wada-ama.org
Knowing which substances you can and cannot take is essential for any athlete in competition. The Banned Substance List is evaluated, updated, and published every year by both WADA and USADA, and can be found at the following sites: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/news/wadas-2022-prohibited-list-now-force www.USADA.org/substances/prohibited-list/
If an athlete needs to take a medication, Global DRO is an easy-to-use online and mobile-enabled resource, which allows you to search the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current WADA Prohibited List. This online resource can be found at https://www.globaldro.com
Supplement Information: No organization can guarantee the safety, efficacy or non-prohibited status of a dietary supplement. Due to the current regulatory framework, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not evaluate dietary supplement products prior to them being brought to the market. As such, it is of utmost importance that athletes and athlete support personnel are aware of the risks associated with taking dietary supplements. USADA has created www.Supplement411.org
as an online resource to help athletes and athlete support personnel realize the concerns surrounding the use of dietary supplements, recognize risk when it is seen, and reduce the risk of testing positive or experiencing health problems if an athlete chooses to use supplements. In addition, Supplement 411 also provides a list of dietary supplement products that are considered to present a high risk to athletes and consumers.
TUE (Therapeutic Use Exception) If an athlete has a legitimate medical need to use a substance or method that is prohibited, the athlete can apply for a TUE, and where appropriate, be provided an exemption to use that method or substance under medical guidance. More information on when and how to apply for a TUE is provided at www.USADA.org/substances/tue/