- 1 What is Athena division triathlon?
- 2 What are the age group categories for triathlon?
- 3 What are triathlon divisions?
- 4 What is an age group athlete?
- 5 What is a Clydesdale runner?
- 6 What is the Athena division in running?
- 7 How do you qualify for Team GB?
- 8 How do you qualify for Age Group Nationals triathlon?
- 9 What’s the difference between triathlon and Ironman?
- 10 Why is a triathlon swim bike run?
- 11 What is the longest triathlon called?
- 12 Who is the youngest person to complete an Ironman?
- 13 Who is the greatest triathlete of all time?
- 14 What are the Iron Man age groups?
What is Athena division triathlon?
An athena is any female athlete weighing greater than 165 pounds. Women meeting this criteria can chose to race as an athena or not. This division is available for the triathlon only. Clydesdale. A clydesdale athlete is a male who weighs more than 220 pounds.
What are the age group categories for triathlon?
Typical Triathlon Age Groups
- Elite Males — This “age group” is not an age group at all.
- Male Age Group: 19 – UNDER (sometimes they break this category down into 15- under and 16-19)
- Male Age Group: 20 – 24.
- Male Age Group: 25 – 29.
- Male Age Group: 30 – 34.
- Male Age Group: 35 – 39.
- Male Age Group: 40 – 44.
What are triathlon divisions?
The three typical components of triathlon: swimming, cycling, and running.
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).
What is a Clydesdale runner?
To runners, Mr. West is a Clydesdale, a name (referring to the large, powerful draft horses) that is typically used to describe race participants who weigh 200 pounds or more.
What is the Athena division in running?
Kali was recently signing up for a marathon, and she was debating signing up in Athena division, designated for women runners in this race who weigh more than 165 pounds. It’s the female equivalent of the Clydesdale division, which generally is applied to men who top 200 pounds.
How do you qualify for Team GB?
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 do you qualify for Age Group Nationals triathlon?
What events qualify for Age Group Nationals? 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.
What’s the difference between triathlon and Ironman?
All Ironman races are triathlons, but not all triathlons are Ironman races. A Triathlon refers to a race that consists of three disciplines completed back to back; swimming, cycling and running. Ironman is also a trademarked name, with the race being organised by ‘Ironman’.
Why is a triathlon swim bike run?
The order of a traditional triathlon swim/bike/run is based on two things: safety issues and smooth transitions. Triathlons are grueling tests of endurance, but they shouldn’t put anyone’s life at stake. The idea behind swimming first is that the open water poses the greatest threat to an exhausted athlete.
What is the longest triathlon called?
An ultra-triathlon is a long-distance triathlon. The term generally refers to all triathlon events with a distance that is a multiple of the Ironman Triathlon, which consists of 2.4 miles (3.86 km) of swimming, 112 miles (180.25 km) of cycling, and a full marathon (26.2 mi or 42.2 km) of running.
Who is the youngest person to complete an Ironman?
Philip Graves (born 7 April 1989 in York) is a British triathlete. In 2009, he became the youngest triathlete to win an Ironman competition, at age 20, when he won the Ironman UK race.
Who is the greatest triathlete of all time?
The Greatest Triathlete at the Olympic Games In the short history of the Triathlon at the Olympics, the best all-time performing triathlete is Alistair Brownlee who has won two gold medals (2012, 2016). His borther Jonathan Brownlee has also won two medals in the same races.
What are the Iron Man age groups?
To compare performance in the Ironman World Championship with that in the Ironman qualifier races according to athlete age, all athletes were categorized into one of the following age groups: 18–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70–74, and 75–79 years.