- 1 How do you qualify for nationals in triathlon?
- 2 How do you qualify to race for Great Britain triathlon?
- 3 How old do you have to be to be on Team USA?
- 4 How do you get your pro card in triathlon?
- 5 What is a good time for Olympic triathlon?
- 6 What are the distances in Olympic triathlon?
- 7 What is an age group triathlete?
- 8 What is an age group athlete?
- 9 How do you represent GB in a triathlon?
- 10 Is there an age limit for the Olympics?
- 11 What is the age limit for Olympic weightlifting?
- 12 What age do Olympic weightlifters start?
- 13 How hard is it to be a pro triathlete?
- 14 How fast are pro triathletes?
- 15 Can you make money doing triathlons?
How do you qualify for nationals in triathlon?
To qualify for Age Group Nationals, you must finish a USAT Sanctioned age group triathlon of any distance. Distances can be as short as super-sprint and as long as ultra-distance (full IRONMAN). These events can include on-road and off-road races.
How do you qualify to race for Great Britain triathlon?
In order to qualify you must be a member of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland or Welsh Triathlon and, you must have either a Core or Ultimate membership which includes the race licence. You must also be a British Citizen. Click here to read more about membership.
How old do you have to be to be on Team USA?
Between 18 and 20 members per age group, depending on the event, make up Team USA. Age groups are fielded in five-year increments from 18-19, 20-24,etc up to 90 years of age.
How do you get your pro card in triathlon?
Becoming and Being a Professional Triathlete 101
- Top 10 overall amateur at worlds (ITU or Kona)
- Top 5 overall amateur at nationals.
- Top 3 overall amateur at a qualifying race, being any race that has a corresponding elite race offering at least a $20,000 prize purse — as a approximation of quality of field and size.
What is a good time for Olympic triathlon?
An Olympic Triathlon is a 51.5 kilometers long race, with a 1.5K swim, a 40K bike, and a 10K run. For elite women, breaking 2 hours in the distance is a great time.
What are the distances in Olympic triathlon?
Events are conducted over a variety of distances but the ‘Olympic distance’ for men and women is a 1,500-metre swim, 40km bike ride and 10km run. The race is completed with no breaks from start to finish.
What is an age group triathlete?
The Great Britain Age-Group Team allows athletes to compete for European and World Championships medals and titles against fellow competitors within pre-defined age-group categories. These age-group categories are divided by gender and age and are set apart by five year age bands, from 20-24 upwards to 80+.
What is an age group athlete?
“Age Group” is a broad term that refers to recreational or competitive athletes who compete only against their own age category. Age categories are set by the World Triathlon (WT) in 5-year increments beginning at age 15 (relay events) or 16 (individual events).
How do you represent GB in a triathlon?
To qualify to represent GB in your age group you have to register your intent to qualify for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships or European Triathlon Union (ETU) European Championships at your distance by being a member of your Home Nation association and paying a mere ten crisp British pounds.
Is there an age limit for the Olympics?
According to the International Olympic Committee, ” there is no specific age limit for taking part in the Olympic Games.” Rather, the age restrictions depend on each International Sports Federation and the rules of each sport. 4
What is the age limit for Olympic weightlifting?
There is no specific age limit for taking part in the Olympic Games. This depends on each International Sports Federation and the rules it lays down for its sport. Learn more: See the Olympic Charter rule on age limits, Chapter 5, Rule 42.
What age do Olympic weightlifters start?
Competition results from the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Championships and from Olympic Games were included. The competitions are for Youth (ages 13–17), Junior (ages 15–20), and Senior (15 and older) age groups.
How hard is it to be a pro triathlete?
It has become very difficult if not impossible to earn a living racing non-Ironman events, and this does mean you are at the mercy of what direction the World Triathlon Corporation decides to the take the sport. Do not expect sponsors to contact you once you obtain your pro card, or even if you are racing well.
How fast are pro triathletes?
Then taking into account the shorter distances (sprint triathlon and Olympic distance), and you have a wide range of average bike speeds. The average speed over the Ironman distance can reach speeds of up to 43.3 km/h (Cameron Wurf Ironman Italy). But typically the professionals will average around 41-42 km/hr.
Can you make money doing triathlons?
Top professional triathletes earn money through prize purses and sponsors. Lesser-known or less-connected athletes rely heavily on prize money, which is the same for everyone, while athletes with bigger names can make more from sponsors. “It’s harder to get good money out of companies unless you’re really good.”