- 1 What is Clydesdale Triathlon division?
- 2 Is there a Clydesdale division in Ironman?
- 3 What is Athena weight?
- 4 What is Athena division triathlon?
- 5 What is a Clydesdale runner?
- 6 What is a Clydesdale athlete?
- 7 What is the Athena division in running?
- 8 What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
- 9 How far is an Olympic triathlon?
- 10 What is an Athena racer?
- 11 How do I become a USAT member?
- 12 What is an Athena wetsuit?
- 13 Who was Athena?
What is Clydesdale Triathlon division?
A clydesdale athlete is a male who weighs more than 220 pounds. Men meeting this criteria can chose to race as a clydesdale or not. This division is available for the triathlon only.
Is there a Clydesdale division in Ironman?
FYI: I just confirmed that Ironman Arizona was the last NAS Ironman race to have the Clydesdale and Athena categories. For those of us who raced as Clydesdales and Athenas it was certainly more fun while it lasted.
What is Athena weight?
The addition of weight categories is relatively new to running, and not every race offers this option. The Athena (women’s) category weight cutoff ranges from 145 lbs to 160 lbs. The Clydesdale (men’s) category cutoff ranges from 200lbs to 220 lbs.
What is Athena division triathlon?
The Clydesdale and Athena competitive divisions are based on weight minimums outlined in the USA Triathlon Competitive Rules. Athletes competing in the Clydesdale division must be a minimum of 220 pounds, and athletes in the Athena division must be a minimum of 165 pounds.
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 a Clydesdale athlete?
A Clydesdale Athlete is usually defined as any male athlete over 200 lbs. and any woman athlete over 145 lbs. (aka Athenas). Most races will have two different classes for men and women 0-39 and 39 and above usually called the Masters.
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.
What are the distances in a sprint triathlon?
Sprint Triathlon On average, you will swim 1/2 mile (750 meters), bike for 12.4 miles (20K), and run for 3.1 miles (5K). Depending on your fitness level, course conditions, and the weather on race day, you can expect to complete these three legs in about 1.5 hours.
How far is an Olympic triathlon?
The Olympic, or “standard” distance in triathlon is a 1500 metre swim, 40 kilometre bike, and 10 kilometre run.
What is an Athena racer?
Bigger triathletes, such as Athenas and Clydesdales, often deal with more issues than their lighter counterparts. Though it varies, Athenas are typically women weighing more than 150 pounds and Clydesdales are men over 200 pounds.
How do I become a USAT member?
Purchase an Annual Membership by visiting our Membership Hub
- Purchase is possible when registering for a race that uses a Real Time Account Verification (RTAV) registration company.
- Paper application at your race packet pick up (anticipate a 6 week time frame for processing).
What is an Athena wetsuit?
A combination of thin neoprene and exposed super stretch jersey in the arms, shoulders and back provide excellent movement and reduced restriction. Thicker Yamamoto rubber at the chest and legs gives swimmers the initial confidence and buoyancy they need.
Who was Athena?
Athena, also spelled Athene, in Greek religion, the city protectress, goddess of war, handicraft, and practical reason, identified by the Romans with Minerva. She was essentially urban and civilized, the antithesis in many respects of Artemis, goddess of the outdoors.