Hi, If there are any triathletes from Ontario, I just thought I would let you know that I have an email response from TriCan and they are intending on still DQing athletes who run barefoot in triathlons. I tried to explain there is no safety issue, but they would not relent. They are stating that minimalist shoes can be used in all races. I'm trying to get more of an idea of their definition of what a "shoe" actually is. I've also emailed the various triathlon races individually to see if they will be enforcing the rule (some are electing to "look the other way" so to speak). When I get the full report in a few days I'll let everyone know. Is it just me or does anyone else find it dumb that I can run up to half marathon distances barefoot safely, but still get DQ'd for running 2.5km in a tri-a-tri?