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Posted By: Jeff | 11/4/2012 at 5:43 AM

Clydesdale weight requirement changes.


I have been participating in triathlon since 2005. I hover at 200 lbs so I have also been classified as a clydesdale since it is hard to compete with a guy who is 150 lbs and can run like a deer. It always seemed to be a good way to make things even. Now I hear that the cutoff has been raised to 220 lbs. I would like to know why this is a good idea. BMI charts for my height (6' 3") determines that i am considered 'over weight' if I weigh 200 lbs or more. That is for a male that is my height. The average height in the USA is 5' 10" which would mean that someone with the weight of 220 would have a body mass of 31.6 which would make them obese. Is that the message that needs to be sent for most people? This change should drop the number of the clydesdales if that is your goal. Please explain why this decision was made.