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Can You Race a Triathlon with a Service Dog?

Service animals can really improve the safety and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) offers certain protections for people who need the help of a service dog. But how does the role of a service dog fit into a triathlon training or racing environment? In the article, "Can You Race a Triathlon with a Service Dog?" experts discuss the ADA and how it applies to service dogs and emotional support animals at races.

The article answers questions including:

  • What Is a Service Dog?
  • Do Emotional Support Animals Count as Service Animals?
  • Can I Race with My Service Dog?
  • Can I Bring My Service Dog to a Triathlon?
  • I’m a Race Director and Unsure How to Handle Questions About Service Dogs at My Event. Who Can I Talk To?