- The Triple Jump consists of three distinct sections:-
- A Hop: Where a competitor takes off and lands on the same foot as that from which he/she has taken off.
- A Step: Where a competitor shall land on the other foot to that used on the hop.
- A Jump: Where a competitor shall land on one or both feet in the pit. To be a valid jump a competitor must land in the pit.
- No marks may be placed on the runway, or closer to the pit than the back of the take-off area, but may be placed alongside the runway. No marks shall be placed in the pit or landing area.
- If a competitor, while jumping, touches the ground with the "sleeping" leg (leg or foot not used for this section of the jump) it shall be considered a failure.
- All long jump rules including measuring and take-off areas apply.
NOTE: Competitors can alter the distance of the take off area from the pit. In Centre competition if a competitor lands in the pit on the step, they are allowed another jump after the position of the take-off mat has been altered. This does not apply in championship events as by then the competitor should know the correct distances from the pit to the take-off mat.