Denver triathlete disqualified from IRONMAN championships because of ChapStick

Posted at 3:20 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 18:20:27-04

A Denver-area athlete participating in the IRONMAN championships was disqualified after a woman on a bicycle assisted him, KMGH-TV in Denver reported.

The woman gave him ChapStick, which he used during the event.

Triathlete Matt Smith was cited for Unauthorized Assistance and issued a stop-and-go yellow card penalty of 30-45 seconds.

Smith was seen several more times receiving unauthorized assistance and notified of his disqualification at the finish line, KMGH-TV reported.